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How to Make Tacos

Don’t wait for Cinco de Mayo to enjoy a Mexican meal – tacos are a tasty addition to any table any time.


  • Step 1: Brown ground beef with onion Brown the beef with the onion in large pan and drain. Return beef to pan.
  • TIP: For a healthy alternative, use diced or shredded chicken.
  • Step 2: Add taco seasoning Add the taco seasoning and half cup water.
  • Step 3: Add black beans and corn Add black beans and corn.
  • TIP: For spicy tacos, add a diced jalapeno pepper.
  • Step 4: Cook meat mixture Cook the taco mixture over low heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Step 5: Set out, buffet style, the taco mix, taco shells, shredded cheese, salsa, lettuce, and sour cream, and build your own tacos.
  • FACT: Did you know? The first English-language recipes for tacos appeared in a 1914 cookbook, California Mexican-Spanish Cookbook.

You Will Need

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 c. diced onion
  • A packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 14 -ounce can black beans
  • 1 14-ounce can frozen corn
  • 1 package hard or soft taco shells
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 jar of salsa
  • 1 c. chopped lettuce
  • 1 container sour cream
  • A large pan
  • 1 lb. diced or shredded chicken (optional) (optional)
  • 1 jalapeno pepper (optional) (optional)
  • Soft taco shells (optional) (optional)

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