Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

Use this recipe as a filling for tacos, burritos or even enchiladas. Add more or less chili powder depending on your family's tastes. This recipe is in the mild/medium range, and is suitable for children.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, saute onions and garlic in olive oil until soft and clear.
  2. Do not brown.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together spices and flour.
  4. When onions and garlic are cooked through, add ground beef to the pan.
  5. Immediately add flour/spice mixture and mix completely with the meat in the skillet.
  6. Add tomato sauce and water, and stir well to incorporate.
  7. Simmer over medium-low heat for 20 minutes.
  8. Serve in taco shells or tortillas.


Most Helpful

As written, this recipe tasted like plain hamburger! I had to do a lot of doctoring to give it flavor, such as tripling the chili powder and cumin, doubling the paprika, and adding some cayenne pepper. Even then it was missing something.

Mrs. Wright June 03, 2009

This has a lovely flavor. I used it to fill enchiladas, it is the perfect texture for this, it stays in place when you roll unlike a looser meat. I didn't feel I had to add cheese to keep the enchialdas together. This earns a stop in the repeats file!

Michelle S. April 23, 2008

This has become a staple recipe at my house. It is so easy to prepare and the flavor is the best! I like to make up packets of the flour and seasoning ahead of time so I can grab n' go on really busy nights. Thanks for posting such a tasty, time-saver recipe!

Mab57 April 05, 2008

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