I love love love love love tacos. So when PRE Brands asked me to develop recipes for their new packaging, I instantly knew that I needed to include a taco recipe. I am convinced that most people love tacos just as much as me.
I picked a classic taco beef recipe with made with a blend of spices you probably already have in your spice rack. It’s a mild spice mix with just a touch of spice, but you could easily increase the spice level by adding more chili powder and paprika to taste.
I had a good amount of leftover taco meat from testing this recipe a couple of times, so I used the extra meat to make taco pie. The taco pie was very similar to this recipe, but I replaced the chicken with the beef. I made a total of 4 taco pies with 2 pounds of extra beef. We ate one right away, delivered two pies to friends about to have a baby, and put one in our freezer. It was such a quick and easy way to make several meals.
- 16 ounces Pre-Brands 95% Ground Beef
- ½ tsp. Salt
- ½ tsp. Ground Pepper
- 1 tbsp. Ground Paprika
- 2 tsp. Chili Powder
- ½ tsp. Cumin
- 2 cloves Garlic, minced
- ½ cup White Onion
- ¾ cup Water
- Your favorite taco shells and toppings
- Heat a skillet over medium low heat. Add the beef, salt, and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to stir the salt and pepper into the beef, while breaking it up into small pieces. Let cook until browned, this will take about 5 minutes.
- Whisk the paprika, chili powder, cumin, and garlic together, and pour it over the beef. Add the onion. Stir together and let simmer for 6 minutes. Serve with your favorite taco shells and toppings.