Find me a person who doesn’t like tacos. They don’t exist.
Tacos are delicious and I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t enjoy biting into a delicious taco. The taco world has grown over the past few years with almost anything in between a tortilla being called a taco. You got fish tacos, Asian tacos, and even pork belly tacos. I don’t blame them for making different tacos, it’s a pretty fail safe method of making something delicious.
Tacos for me growing up were always ground beef tacos with some sort of cheese, salsa, and the classic crunchy corn tortilla you’d buy from the box. Over the years my taco vocabulary has expanded and I’ve branched out into other tacos and different kinds of tortillas. But my nothing tugs at my heart strings like a regular ground beef taco. It’s simple yet delicious.
Tacos are said to pre-date the arrival of the Europeans to Mexico, so Tacos are a true Mexican cuisine. Since the ancient days, people have known that stuff tastes pretty damn good when you wrap it in a tortilla. Makes sense.
The taco became popular in the United States in the 20th century, especially by the mid 1950’s. It was during that time that someone invented a machine that allowed you to deep fry the corn tortillas while maintaining the iconic U shape. Tacos then spread like wildfire as the influence of Mexican immigrants in the southwest of America also began to take shape.
Today tacos are one of the most popular foods in America, with over 4 billion tacos eaten every year, you could say that the taco craze isn’t going to end anytime soon.
What I made here is a easy homemade ground beef taco without having to buy some salty flavor packet from the grocery store. I then quickly heated up a corn tortilla in the pan I made my taco meat with. The end result was heaven! I take this for lunch all the time.
Recipe – Ground Beef Tacos
1 Pound of Ground Beef 80/20
1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp. Onion Powder
1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
2 Tsp. Cumin
1 Tsp. Coriander
2 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Black Pepper
2 Tsp. Lime Juice
1 Tsp. Chili Powder
2 Tsp. Paprika
Dash of Oregano
1 Tbsp. Cooking Oil
1/2 Cup Diced Onions
Heat the cooking oil in a large skillet.
Once it’s close to smoking, add your onions and stir them quickly. Once they’ve softened add your ground beef.
Then quickly add all of the remaining spices to the mixture. Stir until the meat is cooked through and browned all over.
Once the meat is fully cooked, serve with a warm tortilla and whatever other taco accessories catch your fancy.
To prepare a corn tortilla, heat the tortilla in your now empty skillet. Cook each side until the tortilla begins to firm up (be sure to not cook it too much or your tortilla will become too stiff and it will break.
- 1 Pound of Ground Beef 80/20
- 1 Tbsp. Garlic Powder
- 1 Tbsp. Onion Powder
- 1 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
- 2 Tsp. Cumin
- 1 Tsp. Coriander
- 2 Tsp. Salt
- 1 Tsp. Black Pepper
- 2 Tsp. Lime Juice
- 1 Tsp. Chili Powder
- 2 Tsp. Paprika
- Dash of Oregano
- 1 Tbsp. Cooking Oil
- ½ Cup Diced Onions
- Heat the cooking oil in a large skillet.
- Once it's close to smoking, add your onions and stir them quickly. Once they've softened add your ground beef.
- Then quickly add all of the remaining spices to the mixture. Stir until the meat is cooked through and browned all over.
- Once the meat is fully cooked, serve with a warm tortilla and whatever other taco accessories catch your fancy.