1 lb. ground chuck
1 tablespoon cooking oil or fat
2 tablespoons instant minced onion
1/4 teaspoon instant minced garlic
2 1/2 to 3 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin seed
2 teaspoons sweet pepper flakes
1 cup canned tomatoes
Fry tortillas crisp in 1/2 inch hot oil, turning with tongs and shaping eachinto a U. Set aside in a warm placeuntil ready to use. [Alternatively,use packaged, preformed taco shells which need only to be heated in oven justprior to use.]
Place the next 9 ingredients in a saucepan.
Stir and cook 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown.
Add tomatoes. Stir and cook10 minutes or until mixture thickens.
Spoon into fried tacos (fried tortillas) or place on table with fixingsand let everyone fix his own.
Serve with shreddedlettuce, grated cheese (Jack, cheddar, etc.) and any taco sauces, guacamole,salsa, etc. you like.
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