Ground Beef Tacos (Serves 6)
Time: 5mins Prep and 45mins-1hr Cook
- 1 1/2-2lbs of Ground Beef
- 24oz Picante Sauce (I promise it adds a great flavor, but you have to use Pace Picante!)
- 1tsp Garlic Powder
- 1tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4-1/2tsp Lawrys Salt
- Salt and Pepper to taste (optional)
- Place your meat into a pan and cook on medium.
- Once meat is almost done cooking, bring the heat to low and add your Lawry's, Garlic, and Onion Powder. Use additional S&P to taste if necessary.
- Add your jar of Pace and let it simmer with the meat for about 30-40mins.
The final product will look a little something like this.
I have to give a shout out to my new double spoon rest! It's everything I hoped it would be.
Cook Time: 2mins per shell
- Corn Tortillas
- Oil (Olive oil burns quicker, but that's what we had)
- Lemon or lime to squeeze onto shells (Optional)
I'm going to give you two different ways to make these taco shells, the first one is a "healthier" version.
Crispy Taco Shells
Note: These are not my hands...my man does the taco shell making!
- Brush a generous amount of oil directly onto your tortillas.
- Fry on each side for about 30 seconds on medium heat. Add more oil if necessary.
- Before the tortilla gets hard, fold the tortilla in half and cook on each side to form the shell.
- Sprinkle a little salt on your shells before you pull them out of the pan.
- Place your cooked tortillas on a few layers of paper towel so they can soak up any extra oil.
This version is a little healthier and tastes great, but the shells won't get as crispy. We tried the second option the following evening for dinner...highly recommend this one.
Crispier Taco Shells
- Once pan has heated to about medium, place a little bit of oil on the pan.
- Place your tortilla onto the oil and let it fry for about 30 seconds on each side, the time will vary slightly based upon the heat.
- Before the tortilla gets hard, place some of your taco meat and cheese on it and fold the shell.
- Hold the shell closed and cook on each side until your taco is formed!
- You can blot the excess oil from your tacos with paper towels and let them lay on a few sheets while you fry the rest of them up!
This method is a little greasier, but it gives the shell a good crunch! Serve them up with your favorite fiesta sides and enjoy!!
Click here to get my guacamole recipe from a previous post!