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Soft Shell Tacos with Cayenne Pepper


The kids all time favorites

Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (50 Votes)


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • salt
  • 1 lb lean ground beef/or sliced beef / or chicken/ or pork
  • 1/2 cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • 8 taco shells/or soft tortillas/ flour or corn
  • Toppings:
  • diced onions
  • shredded cheese
  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • shredded lettuce
  • salsa
  • you can also use nontraditional things such as cucumbers or carrots,water chestnuts or any other vegetable you like.


Servings 6
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat until simmering.

Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the garlic, spices, and 1 teaspoon salt.

Cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

Stir in the ground beef.

Cook, breaking it up with a spoon, until no longer pink, about 5 minutes.

Stir in the tomato sauce, broth, vinegar, and sugar.

Simmer until thickened, about 10 minutes.

Season with salt to taste.

Step 2

I put out a tray with all of the toppings on it so they can put what they want. I have some who just like meat & cheese while others like everything

You can actually easily make your own taco shells but I usually buy the ones with the flat bottoms so they can be served easily.We also sometimes have Taco Salads as well. with the same ingrediants

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  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp. of Mexican spice mix
  • 4 Tortillas
  • Cheddar
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put shredded chicken breast, tomato sauce, chives, and mexican spice mix in a bowl and mix together.
  2. Lay out the tortillas. Place a slice of cheddar in the center, and cover with the chicken mix.
  3. Fold up tortillas, and heat in a frying pan until golden.
  4. Enjoy!

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