Paula Deen Tacos

1 Lb. ground beef

1/4-1/2 an onion, finely chopped

2 (8 oz.) cans tomato sauce

2 Tbl. fresh cilantro, minced

1 Tbl. ground cumin

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. chipotle chili powder (or regular chili powder if you want less heat)

juice of 1 lime

salt and pepper

8-10 taco shells

shredded cheese

salsa

sour cream

shredded lettuce, opt.


Brown ground beef in a large skillet; add onion and saute a few minutes or until tender.  Add tomato sauce, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and fresh lime juice.  Season with salt and pepper, to taste.  Simmer for 5-10 minutes.  If mixture starts to look too dry, add 1 or 2 Tablespoons of water and stir to combine.  Serve in crunchy or soft taco shells with shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream and lettuce and more chopped cilantro, if desired.  Yield 8-10 tacos.


Jenn's Notes: I make 1/2 a recipe and get 5 tacos.  Chipotle chili powder is pretty spicy, so if you want less heat, make sure to use regular chili powder.  DO NOT leave out the fresh lime juice, it really takes these up to another level.   

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