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
Ingredients 2 pounds minced steak2 large onions , diced2 to 3 to 3 Tbsp. oil1 cup water1 tsp. powdered beef stock1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes3 Tbsp. tomato paste1 or 2 bay leaves1 tsp. Tabasco sauce (or to taste)2 tsp. dried oregano2 tsp. ground cumin seed1 can (large) kidney beans (drained & rinsed)
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.