Smoky Beef Tacos

Description :

Turn a super simple dinner into the best Tuesday taco night ever by setting up a topping bar with sliced radishes, diced pineapples, pickled jalapeños, and shredded cabbage!

Ingredient :

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp. to 1 1/2 tsp. chipotle chile powder
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 c. canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 c. fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • 8 hard corn taco shells, warmed
  • 1/2 c. grated extra-sharp orange Cheddar cheese
  • Chopped white onion, sour cream, and lime wedges, for serving

Direction :

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium. Add onion and ¼ tsp salt and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook 1 minute.
  2. Add beef and cook, breaking it up into small pieces, 5 minutes. Sprinkle with chipotle powder, cumin, and ½ tsp salt and cook, continuing to break it up, 2 minutes more. 
  3. Stir in tomato sauce and simmer until slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. 
  4. In a bowl, toss lettuce and cilantro. Fill taco shells with beef and top with Cheddar, then lettuce. Serve with onion, sour cream, and lime wedges if desired.

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