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Homemade Mighty Taco Beef Copycat

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Level: Easy

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Description

Mighty Taco fans (you know who you are), this recipe is for you!

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Lean Ground Beef
  • 9 cups Water, Divided
  • 1 can (14.5 Oz Can) No-salt-added Diced Tomatoes, With Juices
  • 3 whole Medium-large Onions, Diced
  • 3 cloves Large Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 whole Fresh Jalapeno Pepper, Stem And Seeds Removed And Minced
  • 3 Tablespoons Tomato Paste
  • 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 3 Tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Coarse Kosher Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper

Preparation

1. Add the beef and 8 cups water into a 5.5-quart pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then turn heat down and simmer for 45 minutes, skimming off the fat as it rises to the top and stirring occasionally.
2. Stir in all of the remaining ingredients (including the remaining 1 cup water), turn heat up to high, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn heat down to a simmer, cover the pot and cook until the liquid is evaporated. This will about 3 hours. Make sure that you stir it occasionally.
3. Use the beef to make tacos or taco salad. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days (it’s even better after the first day).

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Lucca Rossi on 12.7.2013

Can’t wait to try this Faith. I didn’t know Buffalo was famous for 2 great foods! Thanks

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Diane on 11.6.2013

OMG, I’m a Buffalo transplant in CA and while I love the Mexican food here on the west coast, nothing beats a Mighty!!

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Laura on 2.20.2014

My husband and kids look forward to taco night and they LOVED this of version of taco meat. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks for sharing!

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