Beef Taco Filling

Beef Taco Filling is the star in this Beef Taco Salad

Beef Taco Filling is the star in this Beef Taco Salad

This recipe is great for tacos, taco salad, and all things Mexican that you could dream up!  I make the whole recipe, use what I need, then freeze the rest so a quick and easy meal is always just moments away!  Kids love this, too.

2 pounds ground beef, chuck or lean, your choice

3 cups finely chopped onion

6 cloves of garlic, minced

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and membranes removed, leave intact for more heat

1 Tablespoon chili powder

1 Tablespoon ground cumin

1 Tablespoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground chipotle powder

1 can (28-ounces) crushed tomatoes

Kosher salt

Brown ground beef just until it is no longer pink.  Drain most of fat, leave some for cooking in onion and garlic.  Cook the onion, garlic and beef until the beef is very brown and the onions and garlic are translucent and beginning to brown.  Add the spices and cook for a minute or so, or until very fragrant.  Add the tomatoes and bring to a simmer.  Simmer liquid is reduced, 15-20 minutes.  Season with salt to taste.

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