Here is yet another way to change up taco night. Try these pan fried beef tacos. They could even technically be considered a quesadilla. What ever you consider them they are delicious.
First thing you need to do is make the beef taco filling. It’s quite simple to make. First, you will brown a pound of ground beef in a skillet and drain off any excess skillet. Then you will add in a can of Ro*tel along with some salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder. After this, you will want to give this all a few minutes to simmer. You want all of the flavors to have some time to meld together.
Once you have the meat mixture done, it’s time to make it into a taco. You brush one side of a flour tortilla and place it oil side down in a skillet. Then you sprinkle some shredded cheese over the tortilla. Next comes the ground beef mixture. Cook it and give it a minute for the cheese to melt, then you fold the tortilla in half to get your taco shape. At this point, you want to make sure both sides of the taco get brown and crispy. That’s it!
To serve these, you can serve them with something to dip them in. Sour cream, salsa, or guacamole are great options. I personally like the guacamole.
- GROUND BEEF
- MILD RO*TEL (TOMATOES WITH GREEN CHILIES)
- SALT AND BLACK PEPPER
- GROUND CUMIN
- GARLIC POWDER
- (8 INCH) FLOUR TORTILLAS
- SHREDDED MEXICAN CHEESE
- COOKING OIL
- SALSA, SOUR CREAM, OR GUACAMOLE FOR SERVING
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 (10 oz) can mild Ro*tel (tomatoes with green chilies)
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 4 (8 inch) flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
- cooking oil
- sour cream or guacamole for serving
- In a skillet, brown beef until fully cooked. drain off any excess grease.
- Add in the tomatoes, salt, pepper, cumin, and garlic powder. Mix to combine and allow to simmer for 2 minutes.
- Brush one side of a tortilla with cooking oil. Place the tortilla oil side down in a skillet. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cheese followed by 3/4 cups of the meat mixture. Cook for about one minutes then fold in half. Cook until brown, flip again and cook until brown. Repeat until all tortillas have been cook. Serve with sour cream or guacamole for dipping. Serves 4.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Beef
- Method: Stove Top
- Cuisine: Mexican