Rating: 2.38 stars
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 15

For those who aren't crazy about spicy Tacos!

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
18 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Warm taco shells for 5 minutes on the center rack in the preheated oven.

  • In a medium skillet over medium high heat, brown the beef. Halfway through browning, pour in ketchup. Stir well and let simmer for 5 minutes.

  • Spoon the meat mixture into the warm taco shells and top with Cheddar cheese. Return the filled taco shells to the preheated oven and bake until cheese is melted. Top each taco with a little tomato and lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

865 calories; protein 51.3g; carbohydrates 56.2g; fat 48.6g; cholesterol 166.1mg; sodium 1486.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
A ketchup like Heinze 57 works excellent because of the spices they use but don't use so much. Use just enough to cover the meat when it heats it makes a nice sauce. I've been using this receipe for 30 years now. You'd be surprised how much people love it especially kids. They will ask you for the receipe and then be surprised that it's only ketchup. Read More
(42)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/07/2007
i'm not even sure where to start.... if you don't like like hot (spicy) food, then use ingredients which don't have a high heat index, such as chile powder, or cumin, or mild salsa. please don't bastardize mexican cuisine by using ketchup as the base sauce for your taco filling. Read More
(130)
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 15
Rating: 1 stars
07/07/2007
i'm not even sure where to start.... if you don't like like hot (spicy) food, then use ingredients which don't have a high heat index, such as chile powder, or cumin, or mild salsa. please don't bastardize mexican cuisine by using ketchup as the base sauce for your taco filling. Read More
(130)
Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2009
ANYTIME you see a taco recipe with ketchup just move on. Seriously, this is terrible and a travesty. Yuck. Stick with cumin, garlic, maybe some paprika and fresh cilantro and you'll be wayyyy better off. Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2003
A ketchup like Heinze 57 works excellent because of the spices they use but don't use so much. Use just enough to cover the meat when it heats it makes a nice sauce. I've been using this receipe for 30 years now. You'd be surprised how much people love it especially kids. They will ask you for the receipe and then be surprised that it's only ketchup. Read More
(42)
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Rating: 1 stars
02/24/2010
While I have no problem with depatures from regular tacos this is about as far from cooking as you can get. Its a lump of ground beef mixed with ketchup and warmed up. Yikes. On a whim, my girlfriend and I tried it (exactly as shown in recipe) and it was as bad as we expected. Don't waste good taco shells by filling them with this mixture! Ironically, allrecipes.com recommended I pair this with Cuervo Especial tequila. This suggesstion is an insult to gooed tequila. Read More
(27)
Rating: 2 stars
10/04/2008
Its easy so ill give it 2 stars beef and ketchup doesn't equal taco meat try cumin chili powder salt pepper and some water after you brown the meat. The trick to good mexican on the stovetop is cast iron. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/19/2006
I enjoyed this recipe but I agree to use less ketchup then what it says to use. The taste of ketchup was a bit much. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/30/2009
Meatloaf in a taco shell. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2008
easy good quick! Read More
(7)
Rating: 1 stars
07/01/2010
Not exactly tacos. More like a bland burger in a taco shell. Read More
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