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Ground Beef Tacos Recipe

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This recipe for Ground Beef Tacos, by , is from Edie's Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Edie Ward
Added: Sunday, September 23, 2007


2 tablespoons vegetable oil or corn oil
1 small onion , chopped small (about 2/3 cup)
3 medium cloves garlic , minced or pressed through garlic press (about 1 tablespoon)
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
table salt
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons vinegar (preferably cider vinegar)
Ground black pepper

Shells and Toppings

8 taco shells
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
2 small tomatoes , chopped small
1/2 cup sour cream
1 avocado , diced medium
1 small onion , chopped small
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro leaves
hot pepper sauce , such as Tabasco

1. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium heat; add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened. Add garlic, spices, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant. Add ground beef and cook, breaking meat up with wooden spoon until beef is no longer pink. Add tomato sauce, chicken broth, brown sugar, and vinegar; bring to simmer. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently, until liquid has reduced and thickened. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper.
2. Divide filling evenly among taco shells. Serve immediately.




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