Friday, May 21, 2010

Ground Beef Tacos

Some of you may know this already, but I love too cook. I'll make dinner 4 or 5 nights a week, and the other evenings are usually leftovers. So while Harvey is currently having a hiatus in growing and a long term engagement with a runny nose I'm going to be having more cooking posts and less of Harvey's cute but snotty face. So without further adieu I give you a family favorite, Ground Beef Tacos.

First, chop up an onion and 3 cloves of garlic. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat till shimmering but not smoking. Fry onions and garlic stirring occasionally till translucent, about 2 minutes.
Add ground beef, and chop repeatedly till beef has desired consistency.
Half way though frying the meat, about 5 minutes, drain the excess grease. If you don't have extra grease, skip this step.
I like to drain it half way rather than at the end because it helps the beef brown up rather than just boil in its own juices.
When ground beef is finished , about 10 minutes total frying, add in remainder of ingredients.
Stir till combined and simmer till liquid has reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes. Mixture will not be completely dry, but will not be runny.
Enjoy! Feel free to add in whatever you want. Sometimes I will add beans or peppers.

Ground Beef Tacos

2 tsp vegetable oil
1 whole onion chopped
3 cloves garlic minced
1 lb ground beef
2 tbl chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 cayenne pepper
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tsp brown sugar
2 tsp apple cider vinegar.

First, chop up an onion and 3 cloves of garlic. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat till shimmering but not smoking. Fry onions and garlic stirring occasionally till translucent, about 2 minutes. Add ground beef, and chop repeatedly till beef has desired consistency. Half way though frying the meat, about 5 minutes, drain the excess grease. If you don't have extra grease, skip this step. When ground beef is finished , about 10 minutes total frying, add in remainder of ingredients. Stir till combined and simmer till liquid has reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes. Mixture will not be completely dry, but will not be runny.

Enjoy!
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4 comments:

huckleberrystew said...

I can smell those just by looking at the pictures. Yummy. Of course, it probably helps that we had them last night for dinner.

Keith and Stacy said...

I need to stop reading your blog. It makes me hungry ;) Captain and Harvey are lucky boys to have you to cook for them!

Judy K said...

your pictures are making me hongry!

Jen B said...

I didn't see any green on that taco. LOL