I made a large pan of ground taco beef to use for lunches all week & then realized I didn't have breakfast yet and was starving. I had some eggs & an avocado in the house so why not make something along the lines of Huevos Rancheros?
The recipe below is for the ground beef, which comes out delicious & I love to use for different lunches. You can toss it in burrito bowls, eat it on its own with sliced avocado, or make tacos out of it if you're eating corn or flour. You can also make it in different ways & just keep it in the fridge. I like to make a Greek version with oregano, lemon juice, & diced olives. Then I eat it with cucumber salad and tzatziki sauce. So good.
Side note: the chipotle sauce in this recipe can be found in the Spanish foods aisle. They sell chipotles in adobo sauce but for this I just bought chipotle sauce (small red can). It should be right next to the chipotle peppers in adobo. If you can't find it then Goya Spanish tomato sauce would be fine also. The same goes for the Sazón Goya. It's a small orange box that you can easily leave out if you can't find it. I put it on everything.
Ground Taco Beef
Makes 1 lb
- 1 lb ground sirloin
- 2-3 TB chipotle sauce
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 packet Sazón Goya (omit if you cannot find it)
- 1 TB taco seasoning
- 1 TB olive oil
1) Heat the olive oil in a pan. Sprinkle the ground beef with salt & pepper and start cooking in pan.
2) Add about 1/8th cup of water to the beef so that it has liquid to cook in. Season the beef with the garlic powder, sazón, taco seasoning, chipotle sauce, and red pepper flakes as it is cooking. The splash of water is the trick. You want the seasonings to stick to the beef & for the final product to be moist. Without water it gets a little dry. This is something my mom taught me a long time ago.
3) Serve whatever way you like! I topped mine with two fried eggs, avocado, & salsa.