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Ground beef tacos on a white plate on a wooden table
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5 from 3 votes

Ground Beef Tacos

Homemade ground beef tacos are so yummy and easy to make. If you love eating tacos and Mexican food, make some tacos!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy, meat, taco
Servings: 12 Tacos
Calories: 185kcal
Author: Matt Taylor


  • Bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spatula
  • Skillet


  • 1 pound of ground beef I am using 80% lean (450g)
  • 2 tsp. of chili powder 10g
  • 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder 3g
  • 1/2 tsp. of onion powder 3g
  • 1/4 tsp. of oregano 1g
  • 1 tsp. of ground cumin 5g
  • 1 tsp. of salt 5g
  • 1/4 tsp. of ground black pepper 1g
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce 110g
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil for the skillet 15g
  • Taco shells corn tortillas, or flour tortillas

Taco Filling

  • Taco meat
  • diced tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • grated cheese I like to use cheddar
  • sour cream
  • avocados or guacamole


  • Begin by cooking the meat. Add the oil to a skillet and set the burner to medium heat.
  • In a small bowl combine all of the spices.
  • Add the ground beef to the hot skillet and brown it. It won't take too long. Cook it and stir it with a spatula so it cooks evenly. Make sure there is no pink left. Tilt the pan and let the grease/oil fall in the corner of the pan. Then use a spoon to remove all but about 1 tablespoon of it. It will add moistness and flavor.
  • Next, turn the heat down to medium-low, and then add all the spices and tomato sauce. Stir those ingredients in and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Then the ground beef tacos meat will be ready to go.
  • Prep all of your toppings/filing, there are a variety that you can use. Some classic fillings are, cheese, tomatoes, guacamole or avocados, sour cream, lettuce, etc.
  • You may need to bake your pre-made hard shells if you are using them, or just layout your corn tortillas or flour tortillas. Then fill them up with the meat and other toppings. Enjoy!



Note: The nutritional facts only reflect the ground beef tacos meat and a medium corn tortilla. Since the amount of filling/toppings and which ones you use will vary greatly. 
List of nutritional facts for ground beef tacos