Bold, spicy ground beef, chipotle pepper tacos from scratch. Perfect for enchiladas or nachos too. Ready in under 30 minutes.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: beef tacos, homemade beef tacos, tacos
salt and pepper to taste
1chipotle pepper PLUS 1 tablespoon of adobo sauce from its can
Heat the oil in a large skillet then add ground beef and season with salt and pepper.
Using a wooden spoon or spatula break the beef into several chunks then leave it alone for several minutes letting it sear.
Once the beef is seared on one side, turn it over, add the onions and grated garlic and start crumbling the beef with the spoon/spatula. Cook the beef until it’s no longer pink then spoon off any excess fat, but don’t leave it dry.
Next add the chili powder, finely minced chipotle pepper and adobo sauce and cook a couple of minutes then fold in the tomato sauce, vinegar and lime juice and continue cooking 10-15 minutes over medium-low heat. You want a slow bubble going that reduces and thickens the sauce and lets the flavors blend.