Beef Tacos

Easy and delicious recipe for beef tacos

Happy Friday peeps!!!! 
Let me see how many of you love tacos? I can eat a dozen of these, of course, if I allow myself. I call them delicious mess because that’s what they are. Crunchy on the outside, soft and flavorful on the inside and once you take a bite… Holy yumminess!!! Everything starts to fall apart, but we love that kind of food around here because no fork, knife and good table manners are necessary! 

There was a game on TV and my oldest son asked me if I know how to make tacos
I said: What? Tee hee hee… if I know how to make, what? Is there anything that I can’t make? No, I don’t think so… Well, (Shhh!) cakes are my weak point, but that isn’t a big secret- most of the time they come out looking like a real crunchy bread, don’t tell anybody! 

Anyhow… My Hubster went to get some chips for the game and I asked him to get us some of these corn shells for tacos. Tacos were successful, and the kids were very happy. I did add something that made it even more delicious- Ssamjang and gochugaru (Korean red chili powder) that was two extra ingredients that I used to lift the flavor. 

“Ssamjang means “wrapping sauce”, and it is a thick, spicy paste used with food wrapped in a leaf in Korean cuisine. The paste (ssamjang) is made of fermented soybean paste(doenjang), savory and pungent fermented red chili paste (gochujang), sesame oil, onion, garlic, green onions and sugar.”

Beef Tacos
6 servings

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 16 ounces ground Angus beef, lean
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ssamjang *optional 
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste 

Taco seasoning: (read the notes) 

  • 1/2 teaspoon gochugaru or cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch or flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
Other ingredients:
  • Corn shells
  • Sour Cream
  • Lettuce
  • Chili Peppers
  • Shredded Cheese -I used fiesta blend cheese 
  • Tomatoes 
  • Chopped Scallions (green onions)
  • Avocado*optional 

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the taco meat seasoning.  
  2. Saute onion and after 2-3 minutes, add ground beef and garlic. 
  3. Break the ground beef and add seasoning and saute until completely cooked. 
  4. Add Ssamjang and tomato paste; stir to combine. 
  5. Let it cool down for a minute or two until putting them in the hard corn shells. 



  • You may use already premixed taco seasoning instead of mixing it yourself. 
  • Instead of the ssamjang you may use mild or hot salsa-it’s fantastic! 
  • If you are going to use ssamjang then you will only need a pinch of salt in the seasoning. 
Delicious homemade beef tacos with korean flare
I wish you an amazing Friday and weekend ahead!!!!

Your friend,


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