Welsh Family Kitchen
Cheesy Ground Beef Tacos
From Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, on the Food Channel
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound ground chuck steak
1 small white onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, melted
18 small white corn tortillas
2 1/4 cups grated quesadilla cheese
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and onion and cook until the beef is browned and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic, 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons taco seasoning, some salt and pepper and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, allowing the flavors to come together.
Meanwhile, heat a griddle over medium-high heat. Add the butter to a wide bowl and stir in the remaining teaspoon taco seasoning.
Working in batches of 6, dip the tortillas into the butter mixture and place on the hot griddle. Top each with 2 tablespoons of the cheese and a good spoonful of the taco meat. Cook for 1 minute, then fold in half. Continue to cook until very crisp, an additional 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a platter and repeat with the remaining ingredients.
Serve warm, garnished with the cilantro.
2024-03-30: Lyd used 1 stick of butter, 8 tortillas, and 1/2 pound of ground beef. Season the beef mix with 1/2 cup of salsa added while browning. More cheese added inside.
2024-03-22: Added to our cookbook.
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