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Ground Beef tacos are back! These are just like the ones you grew up on only better, thanks to the homemade seasoning. They're BIG on flavor and seasoned just right. Pile on your favorite toppings or keep it simple. They're scrumptious either way! Make this beef taco recipe for your next taco Tuesday!
"Ahhhhmazing recipe. 🙌🏽🖤 I passed it along to my family as well"~K'la H.
Ground Beef tacos are one of my favorite foods. I don't think I could ever get tired of eating them.
I ate them so much growing up, it's only right to have a recipe on the this site. Do you remember growing up eating beef tacos with all the yummy toppings?
My mom would come home with groceries. She'd have everything needed to make them.
For instance, the yellow kits, the seasoning packets, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce and ground beef. You know, the basic ingredients. Those were the good ole days.
I transformed my mom's ground beef tacos by ditching the store packets and using my homemade seasoning. This is one of my go-tos on busy days. It's a quick prep meal and it's ready in 20 minutes.
My family requests this at least once a week. If it's not tacos they're wanting, then they're usually begging me to make my Steak Taco Salad, Taco spaghetti, Italian sausage and peppers ,cheesy beef sheet pan quesadillas, chili or best meatloaf.
They'd be happy eating beef tacos every day of their life "IF" I let them. I gave my sis this recipe. She made it for her family recently and they loved it.
Her hubby and kid ate several of them. The first words out of her mouth during our online chat. This is what she said. "I made the tacos last night and they were the "GOOD AS HELL." Her exact words. Her daughter said they were the best tacos ever! Thanks niecey poo!
HOW TO MAKE GROUND BEEF TACOS
- Beef tacos are super easy to make. Simply, dice the onions and mince the garlic.
- Cook - In a large hot skillet over medium high heat, sauté the onions until they become translucent.
- Veggies - Add the minced garlic and then the ground beef into the skillet with the onions.
- Ground Beef - Cook the beef until it's browned. It's best to drain the meat first.
- Seasonings - Return the skillet back to the stove and add the water and the seasonings to the skillet mixing everything together until the sauce is has thickened. Add salt and pepper for taste if needed.
BEEF TACOS TOPPINGS
Toppings - Some people like to bake their tacos for the melted gooey cheese factor, but I prefer mine unbaked.
I prefer to prepare them myself, however, other times, I'll make a taco bar by setting all the toppings out. That way my family can prepare their own and fill them with with whatever they like.
Our taco spread usually include, soft tacos, shredded cheese of course, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, pico de gallo and for a little kick my husband loves to add pickled jalapeños and sometimes olives. We also love adding Taco Bell's Mild Sauce. You can purchase it HERE.
Best Classic Ground Beef Tacos
- 1 lb ground beef use 80% fat ground beef
- ½ cup diced onions
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- ½ cup water
- homemade taco seasoning See notes for link to the recipe
- salt for taste optional
- pepper for taste optional
- In a large skillet, over medium high heat, heat the oil. Add the onions and cook until translucent about 5-7 minutes stirring often. Add the garlic cook until the garlic is fragrant about 30 seconds, stirring to prevent garlic from burning.
- Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Drain the beef then return it back to the stove. Add the water, and the taco seasoning *SEE NOTES.
- Stir well and cook until the sauce has thickened. Season with salt and pepper if needed. Fill the tacos with the ground beef add then add your choice of toppings. *See notes for topping suggestions.
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those look delicious and I love Taco any way I can get them. I would eat more than a few!
These Mexican favorites look so darn yummy! I love that you left a link to a fabulous DIY taco spice recipe. Thanks so much for sharing this!
This looks delicious I like your recipe of homemade taco seasoning, sure it is flavorful than any store bought one. This tacos will great addition of weeknights or game day treats.
I love ground beef with tacos. They just seem to belong together. I used to make them all the times for my kiddos. My gosh, it's been years since I last made the recipe. Your ingredients and method are just about the way I used to do it. I'm going to print out your recipe and make it for our grandsons when they come over.
I love ground beef in tacos. The 80% fat beef is what I use for burgers too. Sounds delish. Love how simple and easy this is. too. Saving this for later.
Kylee from Kylee Cooks
Um, yes please. I saw this and though omg we haven't had these in forever! Yours look amazing, off to add to my meal plan!
Kylee from Kylee Cooks
Who doesn't love Taco Tuesday?!! Though we are more likely to have them any day not just on Tuesday HA! Will have to try your homemade taco seasoning, the ones that come with the kits are always over salted for my liking.
Those tacos look really damn good. I scrolled up many times to devour the photos ;D Gotta love the flavors packed in this recipe.
Homemade taco seasoning is the best because you can control the salt. Store bought is way too salty for me. This is so much better!
Yummy! I am always ready for tacos! I am sure my kid will devour these in minutes!
Cheese Curd In Paradise
I love the addition of onion, garlic, and tomato paste to your mix! Tacos are a weekly meal on our menu and your look incredible!
Cheese Curd In Paradise
The spices are what make tacos ... I'm sure other people would argue, but that's my vote!
I just ate supper but I'm wishing I could pluck these tacos out of the photos!
Wow- this looks like supper!! So many flavors and healthy aspects!! yessss! This is the perfect recipe for me. Looks VERY tasty!
Oh my goodness I can see the spices in that beef mixture and it looks sooo darn good! 😀 Now I have a real craving for tacos...these look awesome, April!
I am a huge taco fan and can eat them every day any way you make them these would be devoured they look great
These tacos looks sooooo good! Yummy! This made me drool. Would love to try this! Thank you for a great recipe!