Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Stylist: Leigh Anne Montgomery
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
16 Mins
Makes 8 tacos

This meaty mixture is also great served as a taco salad or wrapped in enchiladas and burritos.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook ground round in hot oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 7 minutes or until meat crumbles and is browned. Stir in carrots, onion, and salt; sauté 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and chipotle peppers, and cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften. Serve mixture with warm tortillas. Garnish, if desired.

Step 2

Note: Nutritional analysis is per taco with flour tortilla and 1/2 cup beef mixture (not including garnish).

Step 3

Vegetarian Picadillo Tacos: Substitute 1 (12-oz.) package frozen meatless burger crumbles for ground round. Proceed with recipe as directed, sautéing crumbles in hot oil 3 to 4 minutes. Prep: 15 min., Cook: 13 min.

Step 4

Per taco with flour tortilla and 1/2 cup meatless mixture (not including toppings): Calories 173; Fat 6g (sat 8g, mono 8g, poly 7g); Protein 7g; Carb 6g; Fiber 5g; Chol 0mg; Iron 2mg; Sodium 548mg; Calc 63mg

Taco Xpress, Austin, Texas

Ratings & Reviews

TexasHunnybee's Review

June 18, 2009
Super easy and very tasty! This recipe isn't heavy and will not weigh you down. I added extra chipolte peppers for some extra zing. My husband absolutely loved it!