Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Beef Tacos (Revisited)


I made this recipe a lot when my kids were younger.  I've recently been making it for the first time in years and was reminded that it is very easy and super delicious!  What I love most about these is the combination of spanish paprika and cumin - the spice combo gives a very distinctive spanish accent to the potato, beef, and onions.  In this picture I have added fresh cilantro and sour cream and wrapped it all up in a heated flour tortilla.  I also like to add avocado, tomatoes, sharp cheddar cheese and tomatillo salsa.  Don't forget the squeeze of lime to make it perfect!
OR Serve a big scoop over a salad - great summertime dinner! 
HERE is my TOMATILLO SALSA RECIPE  My kids really love this tomatillo salsa - it is the BEST.

Make this recipe in a large skillet as shown below OR saute' the beef and onion in the skillet while roasting the potatoes in an air fryer - saves a little time and potatoes are extra-crispy.  Then combine and it is perfect and delicious!

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!