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How to Make Ground Beef Tacos: Tips for Making Beef Tacos!

How to Make Ground Beef Tacos: Tips for Making Beef Tacos!

#TacoTuesday. Es una fiesta grande en mi casa, amigos. Today, we’re going to make my ground beef
tacos with a homemade taco seasoning mix and a creamy, crunchy and tangy slaw whether its
Tuesday or any day of the week, this is the I have a cast iron pan preheating over medium
heat. We’re going to hit it up with a tablespoon
or so of olive oil and hit it with one onion and a few cloves of garlic that are chopped. Let’s give it a nice teaspoon of Kosher salt
and a couple cracks of fresh pepper. Why do onions and garlic make the house smell
so good? I’m getting really close to bottling this
fragrance as a cologne for men. It’s going to be available for foodies all
across the world. I’m going to be a billionaire, I’m telling
you. Let that cook for a few minutes. In the meantime, let’s break down a poblano
pepper. I call the poblano a great starter chili because
it’s not too spicy. A fun chili fact for the day. When the poblano is dried, it’s called a ancho
chili. Let’s get this in the pan and cook it for
about 5-7 minutes until the onions are soft and translucent. In the meantime, we can make our homemade
taco seasoning mix. You didn’t think we were going to the grocery
store and picking up those things on the aisle shelves, did you? No. We’re making our own because it’s way better,
it’s way easier and it’s way tastier. Let’s start with one tablespoon of smoked
paprika, one tablespoon of ancho chili powder and a tablespoon of regular chili powder,
one tablespoon of ground cumin, a teaspoon of ground coriander, one teaspoon of dried
thyme and a half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. This stuff not only beats the pants out of
those packets at the store, you could make a double batch of this and use it for dry
rubs on chicken, ribs, or fish. Make it now and thank Bobby later. Now it’s time to get beefy. I have one pound of ground beef and it’s going
in the pan. Break it up with your spoon the best you can
and since we want to build tacos that have ultimate sabor, we have to season the ground
beef because that’s bland, right? I’m going in with a nice big pinch I’d say
about half a teaspoon of Kosher salt. Crank up the heat to medium high and let it
go until the beef is cooked about half way. It’s now time to crank up the flavor just
to number diez. I’m going to put about three tablespoons of
our taco mix in here. The great thing about adding it now is that
the fat is really going to soak up all the flavor of those spices and the heat is really
going to help them bloom. When we cook the spices, that brings out the
essential oils and there is a fiesta of sabor in this pan right now. You want to join this party. It is legit. My favorite part, we have to check it for
seasoning. Amigos, que sabor. Los chiles esta muy poquito caliente y los
condimentos esta perfecto. Pero yo quiero mas sal. Not bad, huh? That’s about all I know. When it comes to food, I can talk as much
spanish as possible. After that, I’m lost. Now I’m going to go in with about half a cup
of low sodium beef stock. This is just going to help everything really
come together and create almost like a sauce. I’d say five more minutes and this is going
to be perfecto. In the meantime, let’s make my creamy, tangy
and crunchy slaw. I start with red cabbage and Napa cabbage
that’s finely sliced, toss in some green onions and shredded carrots for sweetness and some
pepitas for crunch. Then, a mayo based dressing that does have
a little bit of soy sauce and sesame oil. Before we dress this slaw, I’m going to hit
it with a pinch of salt and a couple cracks of pepper. If there is nothing I’ve learned from watching
years of Food Network is that you have to season it every step of the cooking process
and that way the final product is going to be money. I know the soy sauce and sesame oil might
be asian ingredients but they have so much rich, earthy umami flavor, I tried it one
time and I’ve never gone back. You’ve got to trust me on this one. Add enough dressing to coat. You can always add more later so don’t overdo
it in the beginning. Hmm. Crunchtastic. Or muy crujiente. The sauce is reduced. We just have a little bit in the bottom like
that. I think it’s time to kill the heat and build
some killer tacos y’all. You’re not doing it right unless you heat
up your tortillas. I’m going to do it the old school way, the
way my abuela taught me. Put them directly on the burner and leave
it about 10 seconds until they start getting charred on the bottom, flip them and they’re
done. I’m going to put some slaw in the bottom here
first. I don’t want the juice in the ground beef
to sog the bottom of the tortilla. That would be muy malo. This is going to help with that layer of insurance. Obviously, when it comes to topping, the sky
is the limit. Guacamole, melted cheese, I’m just keeping
it easy today, diced tomatoes here and a couple pickled jalapenos. I love that acidic pickled jalapeno flavor,
kind of cuts through the richness of the meat a little bit. Salud. The sabor is off the charts. I love that crunch from the slaw and a little
bit of that acid from the pickled jalapenos is so good. This ground beef will make you run to the
border of your kitchen and make this recipe which is below in the description box. Make sure you check it out. Let me know how it is and make sure you subscribe
to my channel because every week, we are rocking out recipes just like this. If you want to see some more they are below
me. Until next week, I leave you like I always
do. #TacoTuesday #keeponcooking

100 comments on “How to Make Ground Beef Tacos: Tips for Making Beef Tacos!

  1. I have made this recipe thanks to u. i dont like slaw but i still tried this and it was 👌🏼 this is probly the only slaw i will eat

  2. I see in the recipe you're using 80/20 beef but you aren't draining any of the fat.. if I'm using 85/15 or leaner I generally leave the fat go but with 80/20 I usually get quite a bit of excess grease and I don't generally prefer my tacos to be that slimy.. would it be detrimental to the flavor to go with 90/10 beef?

  3. Could you try adding a teaspoon of unsweetened cocoa powder when you add the spice mix and tell me what you think?

  4. Greate recepie as mexican I can tell you you made a greate work the flavor is there. And greate spanish to, love all your recepies. Blessings!

  5. Thanks a lot for this recipe. My taco meat always came out bland or oddly colored, but with your recipe, it actually looks edible. Hahah.

    I always drained my meat before adding the seasoning and only used water during the final stages. Without a doubt, seasoning while the meat is still cooking is the best method out there for sure. And you're so right. Beef stock really does help meld all the flavors together. You've singlehandedly upped my taco game and I'll forever be in your debt. Love it.

  6. Made these for my birthday party and all my friends loved them! The cabbage filling was DELICIOUS! Now linking the recipe to my friend since she wants to make some.

  7. This dude Bobby is awesome an makes it fairly easy for the fellas with a witty attitude so people dont feel overwhelmed! Your the man! Got you a subscriber!

  8. this may sound weird, but I add refried beans to the meat mixture. My family wont touch refried beans, but they love these. bonus is, the meat stays in the taco

  9. I'm glad I found him, he kicks it up a notch though he is a talkaholic. 🙂 hehe I love to learn more tips/tricks or additions/addictions. 🙂

  10. Meat fat? 80/20? 85/15? No draining of fat? So I'm guessing liw fat. Meat is the base so it would seem you would address this topic , muy importante, no?

  11. I make some mean traditional tacos, but I saw this video and thought to myself, "Hey, that looks different." So I got this bug in my butt to do something different this time. It was more effort than usual. I had to make an extra trip to the market. Then I started getting nervous because I was cooking for my boyfriend and he loves my tacos. THIS WAS THE WORST "TACO" I HAVE EVER PUT IN MY MOUTH! My boyfriend kept asking me, is this Asian or is it Mexican? It's shit is what it is. Slaw and taco meat do not go together. It's the shitiest combo ever. Why would you do this? Never watching or listening to this guy ever again. He obviously has no taste.

  12. I couldn’t find an ancho chili or ancho chili powder at my grocery store, so I went ahead and made this recipe without the pepper and with chipotle chili powder instead. It was so good! Thanks!!

  13. This is a good recipe. Don’t knock McCormick though. My picky eating kids will eat tacos made with McCormick. This recipe is for the adults, my kind of tacos😛

  14. Thanks for that! (It answers the question: What the heck do I do with this ground beef when that's all I have in the house?).

  15. Im about to sleep nw. I decyded to eat later some tacos, so i looked for easy recipes and this just want to make me out of bed and buy and cook and eat.

  16. so nerdy white dad cringy… but it's suits you and it's cute. looks like a great recipe. thanks.

  17. Bobby – South Texas girl here… talk to me about tortillas… what brand do you recommend – have you ever tried to make Keto friendly tortillas? I prefer flour tortillas myself, but I can eat corn tortillas – trying to get rid of the carbs…. Most of the recipes I have found use coconut flour – hubby and both our kids are highly allergic to coconuts!! Thanks for your help! So enjoying the cookbook – I ordered one for my son and his girlfriend too!!

  18. The recipe looks yummy, and it's nice that you give a friendly nod to Mexican culture. However, there's nowhere in Mexico you'll find these, because tacos in Mexico are very, very different. We don't use ground beef in tacos, unless it's a picadillo taco. Also, sour cream, coleslaw and other popular toppings for american style tacos would make any mexican looking for true tacos turn away. And finally, we don't use jalapeños that much (except for sandwiches or subs). We use "chile de árbol", or serrano (which are ultra-hot) in our hot sauce.

    Don't get me wrong though, I LOVE the Taco Bell-ish style of tacos you guys have in the States, but this recipe is certainly very far from mexican.

    Saludos from Alex, your friendly mexi-gringo friend!

  19. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm soooooooooooo good. Followed this video and made it 100% same and lets just saw we wont be ever going out for mexican again. The best!!!!!! Can do it now anytime we want at home

  20. Made the tacos and cole slaw ..OMG ..freaking delicious 😋
    I’m officially a top fan of your recipes 👍🏼

  21. How about putting the seasoning ingredients in the description?! Re-directing to your general webpages and not directly to the relevant recipe (in order to make people ploughing through the whole enchilada)? Thanks a lot mate! (Not really, I'm being sarcastic.)

  22. Feels like I have a hole in my stomach god I’m so hungry now! Tomorrow I’m going to buy the whole store including taco things 🤤

  23. This is a disgusting way WAY WAY WAY to make a taco, its all grease unless you have 96% lean beef to start.

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