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Mexican Beef

 Mexican Beef
Purchased taco seasoning mixes can't compare to our home economists' flavorful blend.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 taco shells, flour tortillas or tortilla chips
  • Shredded cheddar cheese, sliced ripe olives, shredded lettuce, sour cream and salsa, optional


  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink;
  • drain. Stir in the chili powder, cumin, coriander, salt and oregano.
  • Combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Stir into beef mixture.
  • Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Serve with taco shells. Garnish with toppings if desired. Yield: 4
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup taco meat and 1 taco shell equals 237 calories, 13 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 430 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 21 g protein.

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Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.