Tuesday 4 October 2016

National Taco Day!

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I have been a taco fanatic since I was a youngster. I remember begging my Mom to let me prepare dinner, and I would make tacos. My two older brother's loved my tacos too! I'm not sure when I started loving them so much, but, I remember when out with Mom and she asked where should we have lunch? My answer was always, "Taco Time"!

Today is National Taco Day, so I thought I would give you a new taco recipe and some links to some that I have already posted!

 This recipe takes a little bit more time than just throwing some taco seasoning mix into the pan with ground beef, but not all that much more, and for the monumental  amount of flavor that you get, it’s really worth it! I love the addition of coriander, which isn’t something I normally include in my seasoning mix, but it really adds to the characteristic Mexican flavor, I love....

Beef Tacos

2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 small onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
½ teaspoon salt
1 pound ground beef
½ cup tomato sauce
½ cup chicken broth or stock
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon light brown sugar
Black pepper, to taste


1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering, about 2 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, cayenne and salt; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
2. Add the beef and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, chicken broth, vinegar and brown sugar, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently, until the liquid has reduced and thickened (the mixture should not be completely dry), about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3. Assemble hard or soft tacos as you'd like, with toppings such as shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, etc. Leftover taco meat can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Recipe from All Time Favorite Recipes - America`s Test Kitchen 2013

Remember this post from January 2014? Just double click on a title to take you to the recipe!

Mini Taco Bites

Here is one from May 2012 

Lobster Taco's

This one is still one of my favorites using chicken and delicious lime juice squeezed over the top....yum!

Cilantro Lime Taco's

Whether you’re looking to make traditional tacos, lobster tacos or my favorite Cilantro Lime tacos this is the day to surprise your family!! Woo Hoo National Taco Day! 


  1. I made these on Tuesday, my family loved them. First time I have made my own taco seasoning! Thanks!Emily

  2. Thanks Emily! You can make a baggy full of the seasoning and save time in the future!! Thanks for commenting! JJ


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