How do you make beef tacos from scratch?

Instructions
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef.
  2. Drain any excess grease from the skillet. Then return to the stove and reduce the heat to low.
  3. Add the 1/2 cup tomato sauce and taco seasoning.
  4. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  5. Add to tacos shells or use in any other recipes that call for taco meat.

What type of ground beef is best for tacos?

What ground beef is best for tacos? There are different types of ground beef available at the grocery store. Select a grind that has between 80 to 90% lean meat which will be either ground chuck, round or sirloin. The higher the percentage of fat, the more flavor, and the meat won’t taste as dry.

How do you use Old El Paso Taco Seasoning?

Stir in water and seasoning mix; heat to boiling. 3. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often, until thickened. Refrigerate leftovers.

Do you add water to taco seasoning?

To use: Use about 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning for every 1 pound of meat. Use more or less depending on your preference. Brown meat and drain the fat. Add your taco seasoning along with about 1/2 cup of water.

What is a substitute for taco sauce?

If you don’t have taco sauce you can substitute:

Use your favorite salsa. OR – Use pico de gallo. OR – Make your own taco sauce using canned tomato paste, cumin, chile powder, garlic powder.

What’s the difference between taco sauce and enchilada sauce?

The main difference between taco sauce and enchilada sauce is the ingredients used for each. Enchilada sauce depends on chili powder whereas taco sauce uses paprika. Enchilada sauce pulls heat from fresh or canned chilis while taco sauce uses cayenne pepper.

What is the difference between salsa and taco sauce?

Salsa is Spanish for sauce. In the US, it frequently indicates a less finely chopped/blended mixture than what Mexico calls salsa. Taco sauce is a very finely blended tomato based sauce more like ketchup (though usually with spices).