Skinnytaste Beef Tacos

Skinnytaste Beef Tacos

Skinnytaste Fast and Slow is my ultimate favorite cookbook!  Take a look if you haven’t yet.  This is a recipe we use every few weeks.  The whole family enjoys!

Ingredients for Skinnytaste Beef Tacos:

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 small onion
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 cloves garlic (I omit this ingredient)
3 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp sweet paprika
1 tsp dried oregano
2 tsp salt (I use Himalayan salt)
1 cup tomato sauce
1 bay leaf
16 hard taco shells
2 cups shredded romaine lettuce (I chop more as I enjoy the beef on top of a salad)
2 plum tomatos chopped
1 cup shredded cheese


Directions for Skinnytaste Beef Tacos:

Cook the beef on high heat, using a wooden spoon to break the meat into small pieces as it browns, 4 to 5 minutes.  Add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, 2 tsp cumin chili powder, paprika, oregano, and salt.  Cook, stirring until the vegetables soften, 2 to 3 minutes.  Transfer to a slow cooker and add 1/2 cup water, tomato sauce and bay leaf.

Cover and cook on high for 3 hours or on low for 6-8 hours.  Discard the bay leaf.  Add remaining cumin.  Heat tacos according to package directions.  To assemble, put 1/4 cup of beef into each shell and divide lettuce and tomatoes evenly.  Top with 1 TBS shredded cheese.   Enjoy!

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