Ground Beef Tacos
Slow cooked ground meat filling gives the dish a superior texture and a more intense flavour.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • One yellow onion, minced
  • 2 pounds lean ground protein (beef, chicken, turkey or pork will do)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 ounce can diced green chilies, drained (mild)
  • 1 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 8 ounce tomato sauce
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning

Directions

  1. Using a cast iron pot, a stove-top slow cooker insert or a frying pan heat to medium temperature and add the olive oil. Add onion and cook 5 minutes, until soft and translucent. Add ground meat and increase heat to MED HIGH. Brown, breaking into smaller pieces as it cooks, for another 4 to 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add minced garlic and cook another minute.
  2. Remove grease if desired. Add remaining ingredients. Stir to combine.
  3. If using a slow cooker: Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours or HIGH for 3 hours.
  4. If using a cast iron pot: Cover and bake at 350°F for 1.5 hours
  5. Assemble tacos to your liking and enjoy!

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