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Have you ever used ground beef & steak in your tacos?

I recently tried this combination and it really was tasty. Normally I would add the ground beef and seasoning to make the meat filling. I like using pork in the taco but not everyone likes the taste of the pork in the tacos.


Asked by CafeMochaMom1 at 9:40 PM on Oct. 26, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Thanks for the idea. I have never combined the two, though I like using leftover steak in tacos. We hav recently started making extra when we make steak, just to be able to have the steak tacos the next day. I love fish tacos that I tried for the first time on a trip to San Diego, but haven't been able to really replicate the sauce.

    Answer by SweetLuci at 11:04 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • interesting combo

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:46 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

    1 cup dried brown lentils, rinsed
    8 ounce can tomato sauce (or homemade)
    corn tortillas (for fun, use a mix of white, yellow and blue)
    1 packet dry taco seasoning mix (or make your own with the recipe below)
    handful of textured soy protein, optional (I leave this out)
    lettuce (shredded)
    cucumber (seeded, peeled, sliced)
    tomatoes (chopped)
    lemon or lime wedges (optional)


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:37 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • This recipe makes a large quantity and is very flexible with the garnishes. Experiment by adding chopped avocado, cilantro, onion, etc. I prefer these without salsa since the taco filling has so much flavor on its own. Enjoy!!
    Taco Seasoning:
    4.5 tsp. paprika;
    1 tsp. cumin powder;
    0.5 tsp. oregano;
    1 tsp. chili powder;
    1 tsp. onion powder;
    0.25 tsp. lemon powder (optional, I've never used it);
    1 tsp. salt;
    1 tsp. sugar;
    0.5 tsp. garlic powder;
    1 tsp. flour;
    0.5 tsp. cocoa powder
    Mix all together and store in airtight container. Makes approx. 4 tablespoonful - the equivalent of 1 package of seasoning (enough to season 1 pound of meat or a substitute). This mix is very mild, I add cayenne

    Answer by rkoloms at 6:38 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • I used ground turkey, we have also used fish. I'm not a huge fan of the fish though.

    Answer by Namaste17 at 9:42 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • we use a mix of ground beef and ground venison.

    Answer by MamaJasmine at 9:45 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • I have never used them together, no...but it does sound good....

    Answer by Anna92464 at 10:52 PM on Oct. 26, 2010

  • Actually Taco Bell offers steak with Taco's or Burritos.


    Answer by Prayerpartner at 6:26 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Cover the lentils with water in a large saucepan. They expand tremendously so use a large pot. Add tomato sauce, textured soy protein, and taco seasoning. Bring to high heat until boiling. Simmer at low heat until the mixture thickens. Add more water if necessary and stir often so that the bottom does not burn. This process will take about an hour. You want to cook it until it's about the consistency of cooked oatmeal. Taste the mixture and add more seasonings if necessary. Add more textured soy protein if you want more texture and continue to heat until the textured soy protein is fully hydrated. In the meantime, heat the corn tortillas in the oven, directly on the oven rack for about 5 minutes at 350 degrees.
    Assemble the tacos as desired. Squeeze the lemon wedges over the tacos... yum!!


    Answer by rkoloms at 6:38 AM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • steak or chicken or ground beef all yummy

    Answer by blue_glass_mama at 11:00 AM on Oct. 27, 2010