We love Mexican food, that is a fact. We have previously shared our recipes for chicken tacos, fresh corn tortillas, and pico de gallo. Tacos are one of our favorite foods. Today we want to share our mom’s recipe for ground beef tacos.
This is the recipe we had growing up. It is delicious and spicy. It starts out with the traditional base of ground beef but it also contains a non-traditional ingredient: diced potatoes.
The potatoes are an absolutely genius addition to tacos. The potatoes help cut some of the fat but they also absorb the spices and you end up with moist, spicy ground beef tacos.
We use two types of salsa in our recipe, Herdez Medium Salsa (pictured above ⬆️) and La Victoria Taco Sauce (pictured below ⬇️). Herdez brings the spice and the La Victoria acts as a thickening agent.
Since we live in the southwest, our local supermarkets carry all kinds of picante sauces and salsas. We recently discovered two new sauces that go well with these tacos.
Valentina is a thick sauce that we would rate as being of medium spiciness. It is not too vinegary and has some additional spices that tickle your tongue, perhaps oregano. Tapatio has more of a Tabasco consistency. When splashed on the tacos, it adds a lovely smokey flavor. Tapatio is definitely the spicier of the two.