Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Easy Beef Tacos

 These are so easy and super tasty!  What I love most about these (besides the easy and tasty part) is that all the flavors come through rather than a whole bunch of "taco seasoning".  I think the combination of spanish paprika and cumin give a very distinctive spanish accent to the potato, beef, and onions.  In this picture I have added fresh cilantro and sour cream to the beef mixture and wrapped it all up in a heated flour tortilla.  I also like to add avocado, tomatoes, sharp cheddar cheese and monteray jack cheese.  Don't forget the squeeze of lime to make it perfect!

Easy Beef Tacos
adapted from an Everyday Food recipe

1 pound ground beef (I prefer Grass-fed beef)
1 medium onion sliced
1 to 2 jalepeno pepper, seeds removed and chopped fine
1 large russet potato, chopped into 1-inch cubes
3/4 to 1 teaspoon spanish paprika (I prefer sweet)
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons cumin
freshly ground pepper
kosher salt

Heat a 1-2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet on med-high heat.  Add potato and saute until sides are browned about 3-5 minutes.  Move potatoes to one side and add ground beef.  Use wooden spoon to break up ground beef and cook until no pink remains, about 2-3 minutes.  Add onion and jalepeno and saute for a couple more minutes.  Add paprika, cumin and salt and pepper to taste and stir to combine.  Cook for a couple more minutes.  Enjoy!