Tacos are one of Mexico’s staple dishes. Many believed that its origin started in Mexican silver mines during the 18th century. Experts have concluded that the first type of taco was “tacos de minero”, which means “miner’s tacos.” This dish became popular in the US, they consider taco as fast-food diet because of its vegetarian ingredients.

Today, the taco is often cooked as a crisply fried tortilla folded over and filled with seasoned meat – beef, pork or chicken, together with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and your desire sauce. Many people love these tacos because of its different toppings. But to jazz up a typical merienda afternoon, let’s try this recipe of beef tacos. You can try it at home:


1 kl. lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 pinch garlic powder
½ cup tomato sauce
Cooking oil
12 taco shells
1 cup Cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups lettuce, shredded or sliced
2 tomatoes, chopped


Sour Cream


1. First, heat the oven to 250°F.
2. Then, heat the pan, add a little bit of oil. Sautee onion followed by the ground beef and wait until beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently and drain.
3. In the same pan, stir chili powder, salt, garlic powder and tomato sauce. Reduce heat; cover the pan and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, get an ungreased cookie sheet and place taco shells. Heat at 250°F for 5 minutes.
5. Now let’s assemble tacos, layer beef mixture, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes in each taco shell. Serve with salsa or any in your desire dip on top.