Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Boys Who Can Cook

Fast Taco Meat



30 mins

total time


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 onion, minced

3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon coriander

½ teaspoon oregano

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


1 pound (90 percent lean) ground beef

½ cup smooth canned tomato sauce (8 ounces)

½ cup low-sodium chicken broth

2 teaspoons cider vinegar

1 teaspoon light brown sugar

8 taco shells


1. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until shimmering. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, spices, and 1 teaspoon salt and cook until fra-grant, about 30 seconds.

2. Stir in the ground beef and cook, breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato sauce, broth, vinegar, and sugar and simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes. Season with salt to taste.

3. Divide the filling evenly among the taco shells and serve, passing any desired accompaniments separatelv.


Use a potato masher to get evenly ground beef



30 mins

total time
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