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Te Quiero Taco

Homemade version of Taco Bell taco, recipe from Ryan Scott
TODAY Show: Ryan Scott shares a recipe for a homemade version of Taco Bell’s famous tacos, perfect for Pinterest. – August 10, 2015Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
16 tacos


  • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup red onion
  • 2 tablespoon garlic
  • 2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 16 5-6-inch yellow corn tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sour cream
  • Red salsa


In a skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for an additional 1-2 minutes.

Turn the heat to medium-high, add the meat, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper, and sauté for 6-7 minutes.

Add the chili powder, mix well and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes over medium heat.

Remove the mixture from the skillet and set aside to cool.

Assembly: Place about 2 ounces of filling in the center of each tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar, diced tomatoes, sour cream, and salsa.