Not yo mama’s taco meat
This is the best taco meat. It is very flavorful and has melted cheese all over the top so no need to add shredded cheese when building the taco. This removes one step and gets the yumminess in your mouth even faster. The onions get caramelized when cooked in a cast iron skillet with the ground beef. The chicken adds a different layer of flavor. Oh my goodness.
1 and 1/2 lb ground beef
1c chopped grilled chicken breast (grill several breasts and keep them in the freezer to make quick meals)
1/4 c chopped onion
1 packet taco seasoning (or add 3 T chili powder, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp garlic salt, 1 tsp onion powder)
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp rep pepper flakes
1/2 tsp ground red pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Juice of 1 lime
1 c shredded cheese (jack and cheddar mixed)
Brown the ground beef with the onion in a cast iron skillet on high heat. Turn down to medium heat, add the chopped chicken, taco seasoning packet, and all the spices.Simmer for 10 minutes. Squeeze in the lime and simmer for 5 minutes. Spread the cheese on top and let it melt.
The secret to great tacos, besides this cheesy meat is putting sour cream on the inside of the shell before you add anything else. I use a short, fat butter knife and spread it on. The beef goes in next, pico de Gallo, and taco sauce if using.