Happy Tuesday y’all! As cliche as it is, I am of course celebrating one of my favorite days.. Taco Tuesday! As I’m sure you know by know, anything Mexican food related has my heart so you already know tacos are a go to in this household. Plus, when you work all day and don’t feel like cooking, then this is the perfect, most simple meal to get started on.
So first I went to my local grocery store and picked up some tortillas (corn & flour), fresh Jalapeño pepper, a pound of ground beef, and some lettuce. I already had the seasonings, onions, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa verde (my fav) all at the house, so I didn’t need much.
From there, I went ahead and chopped up some onions and peppers to throw in a medium sized pan to get a head start on the sautéing of these bad boys. Since the onions and peppers will be cooking as the ground beef is cooking, I do not cook them all the way. The third picture in the slide to the left has a pic to demonstrate what I mean when I say sautéed before adding the meat in.
The type of meat that I used in just some ground beef from Tom Thumb and I got the 15% fat. Before I add the meat to the pan, I did rinse it just to be cautious lol. From there I added in the ground beef and slowly started to mix in the onions and peppers.
I like to slowly mix the onions/pepper mix with the ground beef because it allows the ground beef to truly get that flavor that the onion and pepper can provide to the meat. I let the meat cook for about ten minutes or until its browned on medium and then once it is completely cooked I liked to get my strainer and just drain the grease from the meat.
Here is the finished product of what your ground beef will look like when both the onion/pepper mix and the beef are both done. This is when I usually get out the pepper, garlic salt, paprika, and some lawrys and season the ground beef till it tastes exactly how I want it to taste!
Once your meat is done, then you can grab the tortilla of your choice and dress your taco how you want it. Last night I made my taco in this order and it was so heavenly that I had FIVE tacos. Yes, I really did devour those five tacos and There is no shame lol. So first I fried my corn tortilla to make a hard shell and once it was done, I let it cool. Once it was cool I put some shredded cheese, then the meat, some fresh pepper and onion and then topped with cheese and this salsa verde!
All together this meal took me about 15 to 20 minutes IF THAT! So, if you’re craving some delicious tacos and don’t want to spend too much money or time cooking it, then this is PERFECT for ya! Hope y’all enjoy!