Classic Ground Beef Tacos
Recipe from Family Circle

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.

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  • 1   tablespoon 
    olive oil
  • 1   
    onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2  pounds 
    ground beef
  • 1   tablespoon 
    chili powder
  • 3/4  teaspoon 
  • 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
Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
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.
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.
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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