Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Taco Tuesday

Tuesday.  It's kind of that odd day out.  It's not Monday (thank goodness) but it's so far away from the weekend.  What could make a Tuesday better?  Tacos.... Just the word brings a smile to my face.  I don't know anyone who doesn't like tacos.  Seriously.  And what goes better with a mundane Tuesday than a spicy, messy, cheesy taco? The answer is nothing.  I love tacos--any kind of taco.  Chicken, steak, ground beef, fish, shrimp, basically anything you can throw in a tortilla will suit me just fine.  Today I was in the mood for a basic taco though.  I stopped using the packaged taco mix years ago so I'll share my taco recipe which only contains words I can actually pronounce.

Aimee's Beefy Taco's

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
2 1/2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 can tomato sauce
salt and pepper

Assorted toppings:  My favorites are tomatoes, sour cream, pickled jalapeño's, lime, cilantro or italian parsley

Brown ground beef and onion in skillet over medium heat.  Add the chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Cook until ground beef is cooked through, about 15 minutes.  Add tomato sauce and mix well.  Let simmer over medium low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.   


  1. Those look delicious! What type of taco shell did you use?

    1. I made my own. I always have a bag of corn tortillas on hand because they're so versatile. I just hang them upside down on the oven rack and bake them.