Picadillo Tacos

 These spiced beef tacos are out of this world! Perfect for Taco Tuesday.

1/2 c sliced almonds, toasted
3 TBSP canola oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
3 large cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 lb ground beef
2 TBSP tomato paste
1/2 c golden raisins
2 TBSP lime juice
salt and pepper

Corn tortillas
Shreedded lettuce
Cotija cheese
Lime wedges

In a large skillet heat 2 TBSP oil over moderately high heat, add onions, jalapeño, garlic and cook unti onions are golden. Add the spices and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add remaining oil and meat, cook over medium heat until brown. Stir in tomato purée and raisins, simmer 7 – 8 minutes. Add lime juice, season with salt and pepper.

Serve in warm corn tortillas with lettuce, cheese and salsa.

Serves 4 – 6.


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