tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
lb. lean ground beef
tablespoon tomato paste
teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
teaspoon onion powder
teaspoon chile powder
teaspoon black pepper
tablespoons unsalted butter
tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 cups whole milk
ounces grated sharp cheddar
ounces grated white cheddar
teaspoon ground mustard
teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
(5 inch) crunchy taco shells
1 1/2 cups loosely packed shredded lettuce
2 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
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Pour oil into a skillet and place over medium-high heat.
2. Add beef and sauté, while breaking up into small pieces. Cook beef
for 3 to 4 minutes.
3. Stir tomato paste, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt, onion
powder, chile powder, cumin, and black pepper into the ground beef and
stir until fully incorporated and beef has cooked though. Low heat to
medium-low and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set
4. Cheese sauce: Melt butter into a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add flour and whisk together. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk milk
into the mixture and continue to whisk until no lumps remain and
mixture begins to thicken. Whisk cheeses into the mixture, one at a
time, allowing cheese to melt completely before adding more. Stir in
the remaining sauce ingredients and stir until smooth. Remove from heat.
5. Assemble: Fill taco shells with ground beef, followed by cheese
sauce, lettuce and tomatoes. Serve immediately.
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