Ground Beef Tacos

Serves 8 | 

Perfect for Taco Tuesday or Mexican-food-themed parties.

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef
1 bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup water
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
3 tablespoons tomato paste
Coarse salt and black pepper
Tortillas, corn or flour
Garnishes: lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add beef; cook until no longer pink, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Drain excess oil.
  3. Add chopped bell pepper and onion to skillet; cook for about 3-5 minutes, until crisp-tender.
  4. Add water to skillet; continue cooking until vegetables have softened and water has evaporated, about 3-5 minutes.
  5. Add garlic, paprika, cumin, chili powder, and tomato paste; stir to combine and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Season with salt and black pepper then serve by spooning onto tortillas.
  7. Serve with lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa.