Classic Ground Beef Tacos

If you haven't had a basic taco in a while, it's time to revisit the original. Remember the spicy beef mixture in a crisp taco shell topped with lettuce, cheese, and tomato? It's still as tasty as ever.

Recipe from Family Circle
Ingredients
  • 1   tablespoon olive oil
  • 1   onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2  pounds ground beef
  • 1   tablespoon chili powder
  • 3/4  teaspoon salt
  • 1/4  teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8  teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1   can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 16   hard taco shells (about 6-inch)
  • 1 1/2  cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2  pint cherry tomatoes, each cut into eighths
  • 1/2  cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1   onion, finely diced
  • 1/2  cup bottled taco sauce
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How to Make Tacos

Make these classic ground beef tacos for your next family dinner or party. Perfect tacos await after you sprinkle with lettuce, onion and tomato and a little hot sauce if you like spicy.

Directions
1. 
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
2. 
Heat oil in large nonstick skillet, over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook until onion is softened, about 3 minutes. Add beef; cook, stirring with wooden spoon to break up, until beef is no longer pink, 5 to 7 minutes.
3. 
Add chili powder, salt, cumin and red pepper; cook, stirring, 1 minute. Stir in tomato sauce. Bring to boiling. Lower heat to medium. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. 
Heat taco shells in 375 degrees F oven for about 5 minutes. Spoon about 1/4 cup meat mixture into each shell. Serve with lettuce, tomato, cheese, diced onion and taco sauce.

nutrition information

Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 171, Fat, total (g) 11, chol. (mg) 30, sat. fat (g) 4, carb. (g) 10, fiber (g) 2, pro. (g) 9, sodium (mg) 209, Mark as Free Exchange () 0, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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