Taco recipe

Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for making classic beef tacos. Feel free to customize the ingredients to suit your taste.

Beef Tacos - Once Upon a Chef


For the Taco Filling:

– 1 lb ground beef

– 1 small onion, finely chopped

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 packet taco seasoning (or use a homemade blend of chili powder, cumin, paprika, oregano, and salt)

– 1/2 cup water

– Salt and pepper to taste

For the Tacos:

– Hard or soft taco shells

– Shredded lettuce

– Diced tomatoes

– Shredded cheese (cheddar or Mexican blend)

– Salsa

– Sour cream

– Chopped cilantro

– Lime wedges

### Instructions:

1. **Cook the Ground Beef:**

– In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped onion until it becomes translucent.
– Add the ground beef and garlic to the skillet. Cook until the beef is browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.

2. **Season the Beef:**

– Drain any excess fat from the skillet.
– Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the beef and stir to combine.
– Pour in the water and simmer until the mixture thickens, and the flavors are well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

3. **Prepare the Taco Shells:**

– If using hard taco shells, heat them according to the package instructions.
– If using soft tortillas, warm them in a dry skillet or microwave.

4. **Assemble the Tacos:**

– Spoon the seasoned ground beef into the taco shells.
– Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream, and chopped cilantro.

5. **Serve:**

Serve the tacos with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the top.

Feel free to customize your tacos with additional toppings like guacamole, jalape├▒os, or hot sauce, according to your preferences. Enjoy your delicious homemade tacos!


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