Mexican and Desi Flavored Tacos

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Ingredients to serve TACO’s:
Hard Taco Shells
Salsa
Shredded Lettuce
Ground Meat
Sour Cream
Shredded Mexican Cheese

I made two different styles of minced beef, one was regularly flavored using a McCormick Taco mix and the other using a few Indian spices along with the necessary Taco spices.

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Ingredients for the Mexican Flavored Ground Meat:
1 pound of Lean Beef
1 pack of McCormick HOT Taco Seasoning Mix
¾ cups of Water
Cilantro for Garnish

Method:
Brown Meat
Add the Seasoning Mix
Add the water.

This recipe as you can see was super easy & found on the packet ☺

I just garnished it with a bit of Cilantro.

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Ingredients for the Desi Flavored Ground Meat:
1 pound of Lean Beef
1 Onion – Chopped
2 Tomatoes – Chopped
¼ tsp of Cumin Seeds
1-1/2 tsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
1 tsp Red Chili Powder
½ tsp Black Pepper Powder
½ tsp Cumin Powder
¼ tsp Paprika Powder
¼ tsp Garlic Powder
¼ tsp Onion Powder
¼ tsp Dried Oregano
½ cup of Water
Salt to Taste
Cilantro for Garnish

Method:
Heat1 tbs of Oil in a pan
Add the Cumin Seeds and let it sputter
Add the chopped Onions and cook till slightly browned on edges and onion pieces are opaque.
Add the chopped Tomatoes and cook till they become soft.
Add the Ginger/Garlic Paste and let it cook till the raw smell disappears.
Add the Ground Meat.
Cook till slightly brown.
Add the remaining spices and let it cook for 2 minutes.
Add desired amount of Salt.
Add the water and let it cook till water has almost dried up.
Simmer for another 5 minutes, or till all the water has been evaporated and your meat is cooked.
The end product should be fairly dry.
Garnish with Cilantro and serve Hot.

Happy Eating ☺

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