Tell me how you make your Ground Beef Tacos
I don't use a taco packet, I use cumin, chili powder, onions, garlic and a small can of tomato sauce(if I have it, if not, I don't use anything but the seasonings.) I let the meat cook low for an hour or more, depending on the time I have. Then I fry my shells with the meat inside and then add fresh grated cheese (tillamook sharp cheddar), iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, onions and homemade taco sauce. BOOM!
Yes, in the skillet. You need just enough oil in the skillet so that the oil does not come in contact with the meat, because the meat will start popping everywhere, it once popped in my eye, not fun! I lay it down flat put most of the meat toward the middle of the tortilla because when you fold it over and turn it over it's going to move toward the sides. Yes, toothpicks are great too. If I cook them with the meat inside I drain them, then immediately add cheese so it melts. The add my lettuce, tomatoes and more cheese to the top. FYI, my meat is already cooked and seasoned when I fry them.
I fry the ground beef quick and hot. No seasonings. Pile it with cheddar, lettuce onion, tomato. Splash liberally with hot sauce, top with sour cream.
I make a seasoning mix of:
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
Then I brown 1 lb. of freshly ground beef, drain the fat and reserve the meat. I toast the spice mix in the hot saute pan for a minute or so, add back the browned meat, saute for another minute and then add about 1/4 cup of water, cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with warm flour or corn tortillas, fresh salsa, chopped avocado, shredded cheddar, sour cream and hot sauce.
Add gr beef.
Spoon out visible fat if it seems like a lot.
Add taco seasoning (I have a shaker jar of it, so 1 step up from the packet?).
Add around 1/3C water.
Bring to a hard boil/ rapid bubble.
Cover. Reduce heat. Let simmer whilst I grate cheese, chop tomatoes, get other stuff ready.
"Toast" flour tortillas on both sides in a very hot dry pan.
Let everyone assemble as they wish.