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Taco Tuesday. Quick to make tacos and can be ready in 30 minutes!

Weeknights usually call for quick recipes, like these simple tacos. Quick to make and can be ready in 30 minutes! We even simplify with a store-bought salsa to save time, and you could also go the pre-shredded lettuce and pre-shredded cheese route for more short-cuts.

Ingredients Taco Filling

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

  • 1 lb. 93% lean ground beef, broken into chunks

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic

  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder

  • 1 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1 cup fresh salsa store-bought fresh

  • 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro

  • 1 large avocado

  • 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas, warmed

  • 3/4 cup shredded monterey jack or cheddar cheese

  • 2 small roma tomatoes, diced

  • 2 cup shredded romaine lettuce or iceberg lettuce

  • Mexican hot sauce, such as Cholula or Tapatio, optional


  • Heat oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over moderately high heat.

  • Add beff season with salt and pepper and let lightly brown on bottom, about 3 minutes.

  • Reduce heat slightly, add garlic. Break up beef.

  • Add chili powder, ancho chili powder, cumin, optional paprika and saute 30 seconds longer.

  • Pour in salsa and toss. Reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer for a few minutes. Note that every salsa is different, if mixture is a little dry you can add a splash of chicken broth or water as needed.

Serve beef mixture over individual warmed tortillas topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado and optional hot sauce.

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