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Tacos al gringo

Tacos Al Gringo Recipe - Spice Trekkers

Tacos come in endless varieties in Mexico, where they’re made with different spices according to the region and ingredients used. Tacos made with ground meat are most typical of the southern US, although they have long since entered the global culinary lexicon.

Tacos al Gringo (as we have lovingly named them) are good with hard or soft shells. Then it’s up to you to garnish them according to your tastes. The seasoned meat also makes a great stuffing for oven-roasted vegetables.

Ingredients

  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp Chili Spices, ground
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb ground beef or pork

Garnishes

  • Refried beans
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Sliced or pickled onions
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Avocado
  • Salsa
  • Pickled jalapeño
  • Sour cream
  • Grated cheese
  • Cilantro

Method

  1. Put a large pan on medium-high heat. Sauté onions in oil a few minutes until translucent.
  2. Add garlic, spices, tomato paste, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Sauté 2 more minutes.
  3. Add ground meat, cook, and stir well. Simmer on low heat 10 minutes and serve.