In a rush? Want to do better than the big chain taco restaurant — and almost as fast? Ground beef is your answer. Is this not speaking to you? Then you aren’t one of the 94% of Americans who say they eat ground beef, according to the beefitswhatsfordinner — the beef industry’s promotional site. Just saying the name of the site conjures up some good Rodeo music in most people’s minds.
Here’s the swift and friendly way to get your kitchen smelling good — and kids eating happily. Grab a pound or so of ground beef — preferably the 93% lean (it’ll cook faster and better). Put your frying pan (the bigger the better) on the stove, turn the heat to a little above medium. (Most call for medium heat but we say sizzle that beef hot!) Once the pan is hot, put the beef in packed the way it comes. As it heats, break it up with a spatula or wooden spoon. Then add a bit of salsa at the 6-minute mark. At 7 minutes, really stir and fire the heat a little higher. At the 8-minute mark, you’re done. Wrap in tortillas. You can chop some crisp iceberg lettuce and add it in if you want. DONE.