Cinco de Mayo Tacos

Cinco de Mayo Tacos
Staff Writer
Cinco de Mayo Tacos
Melissa Graham

Cinco de Mayo Tacos

A quick spice mix with a hint of heat gives the ground beef in these tacos an unmistakable kick. Make a large batch of these for the crowd to keep the party going strong. For a healthier taco, go easy on the cheese and hold the sour cream.

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3
Servings
397
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 box hard-shell corn tortillas
  • 2 Teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 Teaspoon dried oregano, preferably Mexican oregano
  • 1/8 Teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 Teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1/2 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Pound ground beef, preferably grass-fed
  • 1/2 Cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • Grated Monterey Jack, for serving
  • Tomatillo or tomato salsa, for serving
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted, skinned, and sliced thinly
  • Sour cream, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Lay the taco shells on baking sheet and place on the center rack in the oven.

Meanwhile, mix together the chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne, and salt in a small bowl. In a large nonstick skillet, sauté the ground beef over medium-high heat in a large skillet, breaking it up with a wooden spoon. After 1-2 minutes, season with the spice mixture and stir until the meat almost loses all of its pink.

Add the corn and cook 1-2 more minutes. Remove the shells from the oven and fill each with the desired amount of beef, cheese, salsa, avocado, and sour cream. Enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
28g
40%
Saturated Fat
12g
50%
Cholesterol
100mg
33%
Carbohydrate, by difference
10g
8%
Protein
28g
61%
Vitamin A, RAE
55µg
8%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
2mg
3%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
26mg
3%
Choline, total
3mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
12µg
3%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
16mg
5%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
38mg
5%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
277mg
18%
Water
122g
5%

Cinco de Mayo Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Cinco de Mayo Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.