Tasty Taco Fillings

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These recipes come from the October 2008 issue of Family Fun.  We only had the chicken tacos, but I was so impressed with those, that we will definitely try the ground beef filling, so I’ve included the recipe here.

Chicken Taco Ingredients:

  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1/2 c. onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 serrano or jalapeno, minced
  • 1/2 c. tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 1/2 c. cooked and shredded chicken
  • Tortillas, salsa, guacamole etc.

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion, garlic, and chili and saute until onion has softened, about 6 minutes.  Add the tomato sauce, cumin and salt and cook for one more minute.
  2. Add the chicken and cook through.  Taste and adjust seasoning.

Ground Beef Ingredients:

  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 3/4 c. onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef or turkey
  • 2 TBSP tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Tortillas and toppings of choice

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add the onion, garlic, and chili and saute until onion has softened, about 6 minutes.   Add the cumin and chili powder and cook, stirring for another minute.  Add the beef and cook, stirring breaking up any lumps, until meat is cooked through.
  2. Add the tomato paste, salt and pepper; cook stirring for another 5 minutes. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Tasty Taco Fillings:

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