Taco Tuesday

Taco Tuesday

Recipe by Ed Kernan

Taco Tuesday

This recipe includes directions for how to make your own taco seasoning. I love doing this for a couple of reasons: It’s the most fresh and you probably have a lot of these spices hanging out in your cabinet. I love going through an entire spice jar before it expires (yes, spices DO expire!). However, you can totally buy the pre-packaged taco seasoning and it’s going to taste just as good. 

Prep time

15 minutes

Cook time

25 minutes



What You'll Need


For the Taco Meat:

  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1.5 tablespoons taco seasoning (recipe to follow or use store-bought)
  • 7 ounces canned fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooking oil

For Taco Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons chile powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika

For Serving:

  • Tortillas or taco shells
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream or Mexican crema
  • Your favorite taco sauce


Step 1

Turn the Perfect Power Pot™ to Level 2 (high heat) and add a tablespoon of cooking oil. Break up the ground beef and add it to the pot. As the meat cooks, break it up with the supplied Beechwood Spatula. Cook on Level 2 (high heat) until it is well browned and begins to carmelize, about 10-15 minutes. 

Step 2

Stir in the taco seasoning along with a big pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Mix the seasoning into the meat and cook for about a minute.

Step 3

Stir in the whole can of tomatoes. Fill the tomato can up with water and pour it into the pot. Toggle the heat setting to Level 1 (low heat).

Step 4

Simmer the meat, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper. 

Step 5

To serve, warm tortillas or taco shells in your Wonder Oven™. Once warmed, place a big spoonful of the cooked meat in the tortilla or taco shell and top with your choice of toppings. 

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