Thursday, July 28, 2011

Sally's Ground Beef Taco Recipe

This is another great recipe from my love's childhood. When I first heard about these I had no idea how much I would end up loving them. The recipe has been slightly tweaked, but you MUST try making these tacos, they're super easy and flavorful!

 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)
  1. Place your meat into a pan and cook on medium.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. 

Taco Shells
Cook Time: 2mins per shell
- Corn Tortillas
- Oil (Olive oil burns quicker, but that's what we had)
- Salt 
- 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 man does the taco shell making!
  1. Brush a generous amount of oil directly onto your tortillas.
  2. Fry on each side for about 30 seconds on medium heat. Add more oil if necessary.
  3. Before the tortilla gets hard, fold the tortilla in half and cook on each side to form the shell.
  4. Sprinkle a little salt on your shells before you pull them out of the pan.
  5. 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
  1. Once pan has heated to about medium, place a little bit of oil on the pan.
  2. 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.
  3. Before the tortilla gets hard, place some of your taco meat and cheese on it and fold the shell. 
  4. Hold the shell closed and cook on each side until your taco is formed! 
  5. 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! 

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