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Spicy Beef Tacos (Tacos de picadillos)

This is the Spicy Beef Tacos (Tacos de picadillos) recipe.

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cooking: 20 min - 25 min
Yields 10 - 12 tacos
spicy beef tacos tacos de picadillos


  • 10 to 12 taco shells
  • 2/3 cup (160 mL) salsa
  • 2 tomatoes trimmed and diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) grated Canadian Monterey Jack cheese
  • Lettuce leaves shredded
  • Spicy Beef Stuffing
  • 1 1/4 lb (560 g) lean ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) ground cumin
  • 1 tomato finely chopped
  • 1/2 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
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Warm taco shells in oven for a few minutes (warm shells will crack less easily), or buy soft tacos. Each one prepares own taco. Fill taco shell with Spicy Beef Stuffing and top with salsa, tomato, Canadian Monterey Jack cheese and lettuce.

Spicy Beef Stuffing:

In large saucepan, brown beef in own juice while stirring. Add salt and pepper and chopped onion and cook for 1 minute. Stir in flour and cook for 2 more minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook for 20 minutes while stirring, or until mixture is almost dry.

Serve as stuffing for tacos, burritos and enchiladas.


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