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By Lincoln VRPublished 3 months ago 3 min read

Tacos are a delicious and versatile dish with Mexican origins. There are various ways to prepare tacos, and the following is a basic guide to making traditional beef tacos. Feel free to customize the recipe based on your preferences, dietary restrictions, or the type of protein you prefer.


For the Beef Filling:

1 pound ground beef

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

For the Tacos:

Soft corn or flour tortillas

Shredded lettuce

Diced tomatoes.

Shredded cheese (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or your preference)

Sour cream

Salsa or pico de gallo

Chopped cilantro

Lime wedges


Cook the Beef Filling:

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chopped onions until they are translucent.

Add minced garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant.

Add ground beef to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks.

Drain excess fat if needed.

Season the beef with chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir well to combine.

Cook for a few more minutes until the flavors meld together. Remove from heat.

Prepare Toppings:

While the beef is cooking, prepare your taco toppings. Shred lettuce, dice tomatoes, grate cheese, and chop cilantro. Place these in separate bowls for easy assembly.

Warm the Tortillas:

Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave them for a short time until pliable.

Assemble the Tacos:

Spoon the seasoned beef onto the center of each tortilla.

Add your desired toppings, such as lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, sour cream, salsa, and cilantro.


Squeeze fresh lime juice over the top for added flavor.

Serve the tacos immediately while warm.


Feel free to customize your tacos with other ingredients such as guacamole, jalapeños, or hot sauce based on your taste preferences.

Remember, this is just one way to make tacos, and there are countless variations to explore. Tacos are highly adaptable, so you can experiment with different proteins, toppings, and sauces to create your perfect taco.

Certainly! Here's another recipe, this time for Chicken Tacos with a tangy lime cilantro coleslaw.


For the Chicken Filling:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cooked and shredded

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Juice of 1 lime

For the Lime Cilantro Coleslaw:

2 cups shredded green cabbage

1 cup shredded purple cabbage

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1/4 cup mayonnaise

Juice of 1 lime

Salt and pepper to taste

For Serving:

Soft corn or flour tortillas

Sliced avocado

Hot sauce (optional)


Prepare the Chicken:

In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.

Add shredded chicken, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is heated through and well-coated with spices.

Squeeze lime juice over the chicken and stir. Remove from heat.

Make the Lime Cilantro Coleslaw:

In a large bowl, combine shredded green cabbage, purple cabbage, and chopped cilantro.

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss until well coated. Adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Warm the Tortillas:

Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave until pliable.

Assemble the Tacos:

Spoon the seasoned chicken onto the center of each tortilla.

Top with a generous amount of lime cilantro coleslaw.

Garnish with sliced avocado and hot sauce if desired.


Serve the tacos immediately, and enjoy the combination of flavors and textures.

Feel free to get creative and add your favorite toppings or sauces to customize these chicken tacos. Tacos are versatile, and you can adapt the recipe to suit your taste preferences.

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