Next time you’re in the mood for Mexican, make your own delicious tacos at home with this quick and simple recipe. Filled with the flavors of Sunset’s Certified Angus ground beef, spicy taco seasoning, crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and chunky guacamole, these tacos are perfect for summer and are sure to add excitement to your next meal.
This week’s recipe: Spicy Certified Angus Beef Tacos with Chunky Guacamole
Tacos are super customizable, which makes them perfect for the whole family. Fill them with as much or as little as you like or even add your own favorite ingredients and toppings. Follow your taste buds! If you are feeling more free-form, break up the tortilla shells and build a taco salad. You can even leave the shells out altogether for a bold low-carb meal.
We grind our Certified Angus Beef fresh at all locations throughout the day from the same steaks and premium cuts of beef we sell in our cases. It’s 100% beef with nothing added, so you know exactly what’s on your plate. It’s 100% beef with nothing added, so you know exactly what’s on your plate.
1 lb Certified Angus ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 large tomato
1-2 cups chopped lettuce (Iceberg or Romaine)
1 cup grated Monterey jack or crumbled queso fresco
1 package taco shells
For the guacamole:
3 ripe avocados
2 medium tomatoes
¼ red onion
1 clove garlic
1 red or green chile
Salt and pepper
Heat a little oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and the taco seasoning to the pan and stir well. Reduce the heat to medium. When it is cooked through, set aside for later.
While the beef is cooking you can prepare the taco toppings. Grate the cheese, chop the lettuce, and dice the tomato. Set them aside in separate bowls, ready for taco-assembling time.
Next, make the guacamole. Chop your tomatoes into a pulp, and place them in a medium-sized bowl.
Finely dice your onions, chile, and garlic. Set aside.
Roughly chop your cilantro and juice your lime.
Halve the avocados, remove the pits, and simply scoop the flesh out with a spoon. You can score the flesh first if you wish. Using a fork or a whisk, stir the tomatoes into the avocado.
Add your diced onions, garlic, and chile to the avocado and tomatoes.
Gently mash the avocados and tomatoes together with a whisk. Next, add the cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper (to taste) and stir well.
You can leave the guacamole on the chunky side, or whisk it to a smoother consistency you like.
Assemble all your ingredients and toppings—ground beef, guacamole, chopped lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and sour cream—layer them into the taco shells, and enjoy!
Makes 4 servings