According to Bon Appetite, these are Texas Beef Tacos, but there is nothing about these that even hints at Texas…I think they are far more in the world of Cuba or Jamaica…So, voila-they are now renamed!
I highly recommend these tacos, whatever you might call them. In fact I have 2 challenges-
1-if you use packaged taco mix, stop! 🙂 It is quite simple to make any type of taco without the expensive, preservative riddled packages of mix.
2-if you make your own taco seasoning, shake it up with these. I have never made tacos with ingredients like this, but we all loved them. None of the kids knew that there were several secret ingredients in here…
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup pecan pieces
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Just saute the onions, peppers and garlic until soft, then add the cumin and cook for a minute. Add the beef and cook until browned. Drain any fat. Add the tomato sauce, raisins, pecans and s & p. Finish with cilantro. You’re finished!
And yes-add the raisins and pecans. They were luscious additions. 🙂