Tacos Deluxe

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min.


8 servings

Updated: Oct. 19, 2022
I first tried this recipe in my junior high school home economics class more than 20 years ago. As an adult, I wrote home for the recipe and have enjoyed it ever since! —Katie Dreibelbis, Santa Clara, California
Tacos Deluxe Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 to 3 drops hot pepper sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Dash pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 8 taco shells
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Optional: sliced jalapeno pepper and red onion


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat, breaking beef into crumbles, until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the next 12 ingredients to meat mixture. Simmer, uncovered, until liquid is almost completely reduced, stirring occasionally, 10-15 minutes. Cool slightly; stir in cheese.
  2. Preheat oven to 400°. Place taco shells open end up in a baking pan; place a scoop of meat mixture into each shell. Bake until meat is hot and cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle lettuce and tomatoes over tacos. In a small bowl, combine dressing ingredients; drizzle over tacos. If desired, top with jalapeno and red onion.

Nutrition Facts

1 taco: 312 calories, 19g fat (6g saturated fat), 44mg cholesterol, 874mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.

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