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Best Classic Ground Beef Tacos
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Best Classic Ground Beef Tacos

These beef tacos are like the ones you grew up on only better, thanks to the homemade taco 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 recipe for your next taco night!
Course Main
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword beef tacos, ground beef tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 people
Author April Boller Wright


  • 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. 



You can find my homemade taco seasoning HERE.
Recipe was updated on 4/27/2019