How to Make Ground Beef Tacos
Preheat the oven to 350° F. In a small bowl or plastic container mix togetherthe spices and seasonings for the taco blend.To cook ground beef for tacos, spray a large skillet with nonstick spray, andplace over medium high heat. Add the beef, and cook, stirring and making sureto really break it up into small crumbles, until it is browned throughout,about 5 minutes. Transfer the beef to a colander and drain off any liquid.Return the beef to the pan over medium high heat and add the spice mixture.Stir for a minute or two until you can smell all of the spices. Add 3/4 cup ofwater, and stir until the water is mostly evaporated and the meat is evenlycoated with the spices, and there is a still a little bit of saucy liquid inthe pan.Meanwhile, heat the taco shells on a baking sheet (or right on the rack,whichever you prefer) in the oven for 5 minutes until warm and toasty. Placeany desired toppings into small individual bowls.Transfer the meat to a serving bowl, place the shells on a plate covered witha napkin or clean dishtowel to keep them warm, and set out with the bowls oftoppings. Let everyone serve themselves.
How to cook ground beef?
For the past couple years we’ve gone in together with a few neighbors topurchase a whole cow for beef meat. We pay the rancher to cut, wrapped andfreeze the meat so it’s ready to take home. It saves a ton of money to splitthe meat up with a group and not have to buy red meat at the grocery store. Italso tastes more fresh too!For my go-to ground beef recipe I like to add in a few chopped up veggies tosaute with the meat. I add in minced garlic, green bell peppers (or any othercolor I have on hand) and yellow onion. These added ingredients give theground beef an extra boost of fresh flavors.
How to make taco meat for ground beef tacos
1. Cook the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently and breaking up the meat until it is browned. Drain the grease. 2. Add the spices, tomato paste, and water, stirring to combine. Decrease the heat to low and cover with a lid, then simmer for 5 minutes. 3. Serve with tortillas and your favorite taco fixings.Another nice thing about this weeknight taco meat is that it is actually adish that is easy for your kids to help with, as long as they are old enoughto be safe around the stove.My girls LOVE measuring things for me and that’s basically what goes intopreparing taco meat. And I remember being tasked with browning hamburger meatfor tacos many, many times as a kid since I was the oldest girl in a family ofseven.Clara can make these if I’m standing next to her prepping tomatoes and cheeseand other taco fixings. She stirs and watches the meat turn from pink to brownand adds in the seasonings. It gives us time to work together side-by-side,which is always a good thing.
Seasoning Fajitas or Fajita Salad
Did you know that the premade fajita seasoning and taco seasoning mixes youbuy at the store have mostly the same ingredients? According to this articleon Spiceography.com, the biggest difference between premade taco and fajitaseasoning mixes is the level of acidity in the seasoning mix. Commerciallyproduced fajita seasoning mix is typically made more acidic by adding tomatopowder or citric acid. As traditional fajitas are made with lime juice,producers of these commercially made fajita mixes attempt to replicate thatacidity by making the mix more acidic so that the consumer need not addanything other than the mix to get a more traditional fajita flavour.Thus, as I will demonstrate in my upcoming Grilled Chicken Fajita Salad recipeto be posted in a week or two, this taco seasoning recipe can be used to makedelicious fajitas or fajita salad by adding acidity to the meat, such as limejuice, in addition to using the seasoning mix.
Cooking tips for this taco seasoning recipe
This homemade taco seasoning makes enough to season three pounds of cookedmeat. You’ll need just 1 1/2 tablespoons of the seasoning to season each poundof cooked meat. Add the taco seasoning to the ground beef (or chicken, shrimp,steak, or beans) after it is cooked through along with 2 to 3 tablespoons ofwater and then mix until the meat is nicely coated. We bet you can’t help butsnag a bite at this point. That’s why it pays off to be the cook!Keep a mason jar of this simple cleaned-up taco seasoning mix in your spicecupboard and reap the tasty benefits come Taco Tuesday (or any night of theweek).Recipe
Gluten Free Filler Free Seasonings
Too many pre- made taco seasoning mixes are loaded with cheap gums, flours,and fillers. By making your own homemade taco seasoning you will ensure thereis no added nonsense in your seasoning.To make a delicious taco seasoning keto you need all thriller no filler, solet’s bring on the spices!
Can I use other ground meat?
Yes, you can use whatever ground meat you desire, the nutrition calculationsmay differ.”