spicy texas tacos in action!

one of my fav recipes

This is a staple chez Silver Schuchard! Being from Texas, I crave Texmex inspired favs on the daily.

Not only is my spicy Texas taco recipe soooo easy but it’s seriously so delicious. You can find the full post here but I thought it would be fun to show some of the recipes that make it here on essellesse “in action” if you will! Basically, anything that ever makes the blog is something we kcufing LOVE here.

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spicy texas tacos

  • Author: Shannon Silver Schuchard


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  • olive oil, drizzle
  • garlic, as many cloves as you want! minced
  • onion, 1 diced
  • carrots, 2 diced
  • jalapeno, diced – save seeds & ribs if you want things extra spicy! if you prefer mild, discard them
  • potato, 1 – peeled & diced
  • 85/15 ground beef, 1/2 pound {or half a package}
  • cumin, 1 tbsp
  • paprika, 1 tsp
  • cayenne, 1 tsp
  • sea salt & pepper, to liking {I go a little heavy w the salt!}
  • water



  • shredded kale or iceberg lettuce
  • shredded cheddar
  • spicy salsa {casa chicas is my fav}
  • sliced avocado
  • greek yogurt {the best sour cream sub! good mixed w a lil cumin & lemon or lime}


  1. heat skillet to medium & drizzle with olive oil until the full pan is coated.
  2. Add garlic. Cook until fragrant, taking care not to brown. Add onions & carrots. Sauté until translucent. Add jalapeno, & continue to saute ~3 mins. Use a wooden spoon to keep things moving!
  3. Add ground beef & cook until browned, using a wooden spoon to break things up, ~8 mins. Add potatoes & mix everything together. Add all the spices & stir until combined. I like to go heavy on the spices 🙂
  4. Add water to mix, adjust heat to low, incorporate & cover & cook, ~5 mins until potatoes are tender. Remove lid & continue to simmer over low, stirring occaisionally. 
  5. If you need to thicken things up, make a slurry with corn starch, paprika, & water. Add to skillet & stir over low heat, stirring occasionally Until everything is absorbed! The potato will thicken things too.
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