Te Quiero Taco
Homemade version of Taco Bell taco, recipe from Ryan Scott
Samantha Okazaki / TODAY
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16 tacos


    • 1 1/4 pounds ground beef
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 3/4 cup red onion, diced small
    • 2 tablespoon garlic, minced
    • 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.