Everyone should have a taco recipe.

I’m not talking about a gourmet froufrou Korean carnitas street taco with kimchi slaw and caramelized pineapple guacamole. A simple, I’m really hungry and could stuff my face with these tacos tacos. A the kids won’t spend the night at Sue’s house or eat dinner at Johnny’s because it’s taco night tacos.

I realize anyone can brown some ground beef, go to the store and get some taco seasoning, add tortillas and cheese and call it a day. But I don’t work that way.

I go all out. Tortillas. Shredded lettuce. Chopped tomatoes. Sliced onions. A Mexican blend of cheeses. Pico de gallo. Avocado. The meat filling.

This is definitely not your normal taco bell taco.



1 pound ground beef
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 poblano pepper, chopped
1/4 big onion, chopped
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 garlic clove, chopped
8oz can tomato sauce


Season ground beef with cumin, garlic powder, and onion powder.

In a medium skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef with onions, garlic, and peppers.

Continue cooking until onions are translucent.

Pour tomato sauce over meat mixture and stir until everything is coated in the tomato sauce.

Simmer for 15 minutes.

Makes enough for 15 tacos. Calories: 87, Carbohydrates: 4 grams, Sugar: 2 grams, Protein: 6 grams.

There’s a nice kick to it thanks to the poblano peppers. Its so fast to make. And while it simmers you can chop the extras up and create the taco bar.

In all honesty, I felt like these were the best homemade tacos ever created.

Bryan had 4 and I was overstuffing them with the yummies. I only had 3 since we were using flour and not corn tortillas. Flour tortillas have more carbs.

There’s just something about tacos. You can have the worst and longest day in your life but the moment your hands get on a taco the stress from earlier dissipates.

If people gave each other a taco, there would be no war. Yes, I went there. I firmly believe food creates peace and warm fuzzy feelings. There’s a piece of your heart and soul in the food you cook. And you can taste it in the food. It’s what separates the amazing cooks from the mundane ones.


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