Tacos with Charred Scallions

Tacos with Charred Scallions: A Perfect Weeknight Meal

If you're a fan of tacos and quick weeknight meals, then we have a recipe that you're going to love: Tacos with Charred Scallions. This recipe is a fantastic way to use ground meat in a flavorful and satisfying way, with the addition of charred scallions adding a depth of flavor that makes this dish stand out. Best of all, it comes together quickly, making it a perfect meal for those busy evenings.

A New Twist on Tacos

When you think of tacos, you might think of the classic hardshell variety filled with rusty red, stewed meat. This recipe, however, offers a delicious alternative: meat seared until it's crispy brown, seasoned with ground cumin, and mixed with a whole bunch of scallions. Some of the scallions soften and sweeten during the cooking process, while others char, creating a complex flavor profile that belies the simplicity and speed of this dish. If you like your tacos spicy, feel free to add a teaspoon of chili powder along with the cumin.

Top It Off

One of the best things about tacos is that you can top them however you'd like. For this recipe, I recommend going with cilantro, avocado, lime, and hot sauce. This combination provides a balance of freshness from the cilantro and lime, creaminess from the avocado, and a kick from the hot sauce. It's a truly satisfying blend of flavors that complements the meat and scallions beautifully.


  • 2 tablespoons neutral cooking oil
  • 1 pound North 44 Farm ground lamb or beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • Small handful of cilantro sprigs, stems thinly sliced
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
  • Hot sauce

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Add the ground meat, then use a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula to quickly press the meat into a thin layer. Cook, undisturbed, until meat is deeply browned underneath, 3 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and the cumin, then add the scallions and chopped cilantro stems. Break up the meat into bite-size pieces and stir until cooked through, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
  2. Warm the tortillas over a flame or in the microwave. Thinly slice the avocado and sprinkle with salt and a squeeze of lime juice. Divide the meat between tortillas and top with avocado, cilantro leaves, hot sauce, and a squeeze of lime.

There you have it: delicious, easy-to-make Tacos with Charred Scallions. This meal serves 3-4 people and takes approximately 15 minutes to prepare, making it a fantastic option for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal. Give it a try and enjoy!

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