Unique Yummy Taco Recipe

6 tacos
15 min

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I was introduced to the most unique yummy taco recipe when I was in my teens. I was at a friend’s house and they made tacos in a way that I had never had before and I fell in love. Having never really enjoyed taco seasoning, this was right up my alley.

The base for the taco is simple: browned ground beef. Yes, that’s it, just browned ground beef. Nothing on it. Plain! I thought it was crazy when first introduced to it but many, many years later it’s still the way that I eat my tacos.

It’s topped with a tablespoon or so of hot tomato sauce, chopped-up green onions, green olive, and avocado. How simple is that?

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Taco’s with Pico de Gallo

I’m the only one in my family that actually likes tacos this way. After I brown the ground beef I take out enough for me. Then I add McCormick Original Taco Mix to the rest of the ground beef (prepared according to package directions). I used to make my own taco seasoning but McCormicks is the best taco seasoning and it is also a Simple & Clean product. It’s a staple in my pantry.

My family also likes Pico de Gallo with their tacos. I make this recipe about 1/2 hour before we eat. It seems to taste better when it sits for a while.

Pico De Gallo

Prep Time10 minsResting Time30 minsTotal Time40 mins

Servings: 4 people

  • 1 cup seeded, diced tomato
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp diced jalapeno peppers
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

  • mix all ingredients together in a small bowl
  • let sit for at least 15 minutes at room temperature

Live Everyday Like It’s Taco Tuesday!

Other Taco Tuesday Ideas

  • Turkey Tacos – We probably use ground turkey more often than we use ground beef
  • Fish Tacos – I just season with salt, pepper and a little cayenne pepper then bake or saute in my cast iron skillet
  • Steak Tacos
  • Chicken Tacos
  • Shrimp Tacos
  • Pork Tacos
  • Side Dishes: Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Mexican Street Corn (Yummy), Chips & Salsa (we use our Pico we just double or triple the recipe), Mexican Coleslaw

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Unique Yummy Taco Recipe
Recipe details
  • 6  tacos
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 1 lb ground beef, browned and drained
  • 1 4 oz. can of tomato sauce, heated
  • 5 green onions, sliced thin
  • 3 tbsp green olive, cut in half
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • tortilla shells I use romaine lettuce sometimes

Brown the ground beef in a fry pan and drain
Serve with topping of your choosing
  • You can add any other topping that you choose
  • For shells, you can use flour, corn, or lettuce for a really healthy version.
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