beef taco

1 pound lean ground beef
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon Ancho chili powder
dash cayenne pepper
1 jalapeno, minced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon concentrated tomato paste
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 taco shells (hard or soft)

For serving:

shredded Mexican cheese blend
sour cream

Saute onion over medium-high heat in olive oil for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned.

Add cumin, cayenne and chili powder and stir for 5 seconds.

Add garlic, jalapeno, red pepper flakes, and beef. Break the beef into large chunks using a wooden spoon then add water.

Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes or until the beef is cooked through.

Add tomato paste, oregano and salt and simmer another 5-8 minutes.

Heat your taco shells in the oven for 5-10 mins at 325 degrees F.

Fill the taco shells with the beef and your favorite toppins.

Serves 4-6