There are many ways to make Mexican tacos, but here is a simple recipe that you can follow:
1 pound ground beef
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
12 corn tortillas
Your favorite taco toppings, such as shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and guacamole
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat.
Drain off any excess fat.
Add the onion and garlic to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
Stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
Cook for 1 minute more.
Warm the tortillas in the microwave or in a pan over medium heat.
To assemble the tacos, place a tortilla in your hand and top with some of the beef mixture.
Add your favorite toppings and enjoy!
Here are some tips for making Mexican tacos:
For a more authentic flavor, use ground beef that is 80% lean or leaner.
If you don’t have chili powder, you can substitute a combination of ground cumin, paprika, and cayenne pepper.
To make your own taco seasoning, combine 1 tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
For a vegetarian option, use black beans or lentils instead of ground beef.
To make your own tortillas, combine 1 cup of masa harina flour with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 cup of warm water. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic. Roll out the dough into thin circles and cook in a hot pan until they are lightly browned.
Get creative with your toppings! There are endless possibilities, so have fun and experiment. Some popular toppings include shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and pickled onions.