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Tex-Mex Beef Tacos

Tex-Mex Beef Tacos with Red Pepper Salsa

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Characterized by an irresistible smoky flavor, these Tex-Mex tacos are on point and raring to go for your next taco night. Think cumin and chili-spiced beef topped with a salsa made of charred organically sourced bell pepper, sweet corn, and oregano. This mouthwatering south-of-the-border meal is sure to steal your heart.


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By Chef Elana

By Chef Elana

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Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • fresh oregano
    1/8 ounce
    fresh oregano
  • Red Bell Pepper Organic
    Red Bell Pepper Organic
  • ground beef
    12 ounces
    ground beef
  • Onion Red Medium Local
    Onion Red Medium Local
  • corn
    1 cup
  • corn tortillas
    corn tortillas
  • salsa
    1 cup
  • shredded Cheddar cheese
    2 ounces
    shredded Cheddar cheese
  • onion powder
    1/4 teaspoon
    onion powder
  • chili powder
    1/4 teaspoon
    chili powder
  • garlic powder
    1/4 teaspoon
    garlic powder
  • dried oregano
    1/2 teaspoon
    dried oregano
  • ground cumin
    1/4 teaspoon
    ground cumin

What You’ll Need

  • 10" medium pan
  • aluminum foil

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare Ingredients

    Prepare Ingredients

    Preheat oven to 450°F. Roughly chop oregano leaves, discarding stems. Rinse bell pepper and halve lengthwise, discarding seeds. Cut into ½-inch dice. Pat beef dry with paper towel. Peel onion and mince ½. Use remainder in another recipe as desired.
  2. Char Bell Pepper and Onion

    Char Bell Pepper and Onion

    Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add bell pepper and onion and cook, stirring, until lightly charred, about 6 minutes.
  3. Cook Corn

    Cook Corn

    Add corn and oregano to pan with bell pepper and cook, stirring, until warmed through, 3-5 minutes. Season with ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and pepper as desired. Transfer vegetables to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Brown Beef

    Brown Beef

    Wipe pan from vegetables clean and add ½ tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add beef. Season with spice mix and ½ teaspoon kosher salt. Cook, breaking up with the back of a spoon, until browned, 5-7 minutes. Remove pan from heat.
  5. Warm Tortillas

    Warm Tortillas

    While beef browns, stack tortillas, wrap in foil, and place in oven to warm for about 5 minutes.
  6. Plate Tacos

    Plate Tacos

    Using a slotted spoon, transfer beef to tortillas, dividing evenly. Add salsa and charred vegetables. Sprinkle Cheddar on top and enjoy a taste of the Southwest.

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