You are here: Home » Recipes » Ground Beef Taco Filling Ground Beef Taco Filling Recipe by Favorite Recipes Press Yield 5 servings This versatile beef filling can be used for dishes other than tacos. PrintEmail Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil1 pound ground chuck or sirloin1 cup minced onion1 tablespoon minced garlic1/2 -- chopped green bell pepper, optional1 tablespoon ground red chili powder1 tablespoon ground comino (cumin) powder1 teaspoon flour1 tablespoon dried cilantro1 teaspoon salt1 -- (10-ounce) can Rotel or jalapeno diced tomatoes1 cup water1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon beef granules (if your ground beef is not flavorful enough) Instructions Pour oil into a large, deep skillet and bring to sizzling over high heat. Add ground meat. Use a flat edged spatula to break meat into small chunks, turning meat frequently. Continue to cook until there is no longer any pink in meat. Lower heat to medium high, add onion and saute about 3 to 4 minutes, then add garlic (and bell pepper) and saute an additional minute. Skim excess oil off meat. Add all remaining ingredients except beef granules, one at a time strirring well after each. Bring up to a boil, turn heat down to low, cover skillet and simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove lid, taste seasonings and reduce liquid by continuing to cook on medium high to high if necessary. Ensure filling doesn't scorch. After liquid is reduced by half, skim remaining fat off top. Test seasonings again and add beef granulaes if necessary. Stir well and simmer for a few minutes longer. Recipe reprinted with permission from the Just for Mom’s Foundations’ Down Home Delicious (Peggy Touchtone Sholly, 2007).