Cora's Mexican Ground Beef Tacos
 
 
My sister-in-law Cora gave me this recipe. Her Mexican friend taught her how to make this meat and it is scrumptious!
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1½ pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (Cora prefers chipotle chili powder)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika (Cora uses smoked paprika)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1½ - 2 tsp seasoned salt (to taste)
  • 1 handful chopped fresh cilantro
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 pint quartered grape tomatoes
Instructions
  1. Brown beef over medium heat in a large, preferably deep, skillet. Use a potato masher to really break down the meat as it cooks. (The potato masher is the secret trick to this recipe!)
  2. When the beef is about halfway browned, drain off excess fat, then add the diced onion and seasonings. Continue browning, then add the chopped cilantro and tomatoes.
  3. Reduce heat to low and cook until tomatoes and onions melt into the beef mixture, at least 20 minutes. You can add a bit of water as it cooks if needed. Also, continue to use the potato masher throughout the cooking process.
  4. Awesome served with fresh homemade salsa (like this one), pico de gallo and Cholula hot sauce...but you can eat it however you want!
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at https://thisweekfordinner.com/coras-mexican-ground-beef-tacos/