Spicy Beef and Sausage Tacos

Tacos… a weeknight dinner fiesta. The combination of beef and sausage in these tacos add a lot more dimension in the flavor department.

Size: makes 16

1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups chopped red bell peppers
4 tsp minced garlic
1 lb ground beef
1 lb hot Italian sausages, casings removed
1 (1 1/4) oz package taco seasoning mix
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Hot pepper sauce
16 purchased corn taco shells
Grated cheddar cheese
Chopped red onion
Diced peeled avocado
Chopped tomatoes
Shredded lettuce


Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add bell peppers and garlic and saute 1 minute.  Add beef and sausage; saute until brown, breaking up pieces with back of spoon, about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle seasoning mix over; saute 3 minutes longer.  Add cilantro.  Mix in enough pepper sauce to season to taste.

Transfer beef mixture to large bowl; place in center of platter.  Surround with taco shells.  Place cheese, onion, avocado, tomatoes and lettuce in bowls and serve.

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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ


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