While in Melbourne, Australia, Oprah drops in on Megan Castran, an Aussie Ultimate Viewer, and spends the evening at Megan's weekly taco party. Get the recipe for the taco meat Megan serves to her friends...and surprise guests!
Servings: Serves 6—8
  • 2 pounds minced steak
  • 2 large onions , diced
  • 2 to 3 to 3 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. powdered beef stock
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 or 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. Tabasco sauce (or to taste)
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tsp. ground cumin seed
  • 1 can (large) kidney beans (drained & rinsed)
  • Directions
    Heat oil and gently cook onions and garlic; Remove from heat.

    In remaining oil (add more if all oil is used), brown half of the meat. Remove & brown the other half. Return meat and onions to pan. Stir in stock, water, tomato paste, tomatoes, bay leaves, cumin, oregano and Tabasco sauce. Cover with lid & simmer for 30 minutes.

    Add kidney beans and simmer for another 30 minutes. Serve in taco shells with grated cheese, diced or sliced fresh tomatoes, guacamole and shredded lettuce.


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