I was introduced to the most unique yummy taco recipe when I was in my teens. I was at a friend’s house and they made tacos in a way that I had never had before and I fell in love.
Having never really enjoyed taco seasoning, this was right up my alley.
The base for the taco is simple: browned ground beef. Yes, that’s it, just browned ground beef. Nothing on it. Plain!
I thought it was crazy when first introduced to it but many, many years later it’s still the way that I eat my tacos.
It’s topped with a tablespoon or so of hot tomato sauce, chopped-up green onions, green olive, and avocado.
How simple is that?
Lynn’s Taco Recipe
- 1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
- 1 4 oz. can of tomato sauce, heated
- 5 green onions, sliced thin
- 3 tbsp green olive, cut in half
- 1 avocado, diced
- tortilla shells I use romaine lettuce sometimes
- Brown the ground beef in a fry pan and drain
- Serve with topping of your choosing
Taco’s with Pico de Gallo
I’m the only one in my family that actually likes tacos this way. After I brown the ground beef I take out enough for myself. Then I add McCormick Original Taco Mix to the rest of the ground beef (prepared according to package directions). I used to make my own taco seasoning but McCormicks is the best taco seasoning and it is also a Simple & Clean product. It’s a staple in my pantry.
My family also likes Pico de Gallo with their tacos. I make this recipe about 1/2 hour before we eat. It seems to taste better when it sits for a while.
Pico De Gallo
- 1 cup seeded, diced tomato
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 1 tbsp diced jalapeno peppers
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- mix all ingredients together in a small bowl
- let sit for at least 15 minutes at room temperature
Live Everyday Like It’s Taco Tuesday!
Other Taco Tuesday Ideas
- Turkey Tacos – We probably use ground turkey more often than we use ground beef
- Fish Tacos – I just season with salt, pepper, and a little cayenne pepper then bake or saute in my cast iron skillet
- Steak Tacos
- Chicken Tacos
- Shrimp Tacos
- Pork Tacos
- Side Dishes: Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Mexican Street Corn (Yummy), Chips & Salsa (we use our Pico we just double or triple the recipe), Mexican Coleslaw
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Happy Taco Tuesday! I hope you enjoy my unique yummy taco recipe.
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