South-of-the-Border Beef Tacos with Guacamole Dip

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junio 27, 2015

When making this beginner-level recipe with your kids, you can take take care of the steps that involve using a knife or the stove and let them take care of the rest.
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  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • 10 mins

    15 mins

    25 mins

  • Productos: 12 Tacos Servings


Cook beef in large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat for 8 to 10 minutes, breaking up and stirring with wooden spoon, until browned throughout and fully cooked. Drain if necessary. Add onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano, cumin (if using) and red pepper flakes; cook until onion is tender, about 5 minutes.

Stir in milk and tomato paste, mixing well; simmer for 5 to 10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed.Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Meanwhile, prep Toppings and heat taco shells upside down on baking sheet in oven for 3 to 5 minutes. To serve, spoon beef mixture into each shell and add Toppings and Guacamole.

Guacamole Dip: In medium bowl, mash the flesh from 2 ripe avocados using a potato masher until fairly smooth. Add 1/3 cup (75 mL) 10% half and half cream, 1/4 cup (50 mL) light mayonnaise, 1/2 tsp (2 mL) grated lime rind and 1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh lime juice; stir until smooth and well combined. Stir in 1 small Roma (plum)tomato (seeded and diced), 1 clove garlic (minced)and a dash of hot pepper sauce. Season to taste with salt. Garnish with chopped fresh coriander.

NOTE: Recipe is adapted from Dairy Farmers of Canada. Image courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada. For more family friendly recipes visit
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1 lb (0.45 kg) lean ground beef

1 onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder

1 tsp (5 mL) dried oregano

½ tsp (2 mL) ground cumin (optional)

¼ tsp (1 mL) dried red pepper flakes

1 cup (250 mL) milk

⅓ cup (75 mL) tomato paste

Salt and pepper to taste

12 taco shells

Toppings: Shredded lettuce, diced tomato and sweet green pepper, salsa, sour cream and shredded cheese

Guacamole Dip (recipe follows)