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Ground Beef Tacos

Ground beef tacos present a classic and flavorful option, featuring seasoned and cooked ground beef folded within warm tortillas. These tacos promise a delectable combination of savory flavors, offering a versatile and widely enjoyed meal suitable for diverse palates.

Key Takeaways

  • Who this meal appeals to: Perfect for taco enthusiasts and those seeking a quick, satisfying meal.
  • Estimated Duration: Preparation and cooking time typically takes around 20-25 minutes.
  • Nutrition Facts: Ground beef tacos contain approximately 250-350 calories, providing a good source of protein and essential nutrients.

About This Recipe

Ground beef tacos are characterized by the seasoned and cooked ground beef, combined with assorted toppings, enveloped in warm tortillas. This recipe offers a versatile and customizable taco option.

Equipment Required

  • Skillet
  • Wooden spoon
  • Mixing bowls
  • Cutting board
  • Knife


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 packet taco seasoning (or a homemade blend of chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder)
  • Toppings: shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa


  1. Cooking Ground Beef: Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil and ground beef, cook until browned, breaking it apart with a wooden spoon. Drain excess fat if needed. Season the beef with taco seasoning or homemade spices and follow the packet instructions.
  2. Heating Tortillas: Warm the tortillas in the skillet or microwave.
  3. Assembly: Spoon the seasoned ground beef onto each tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, and add a dollop of sour cream and salsa.
  4. Serve: Roll or fold the tortillas and serve immediately.

Side Dishes

Complement your ground beef tacos with these appealing side options:

  • Refried beans or black beans
  • Mexican rice or corn salad
  • Fresh guacamole or sliced avocado

Storage Options

If there are leftover seasoned ground beef, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat gently and assemble fresh tacos with toppings when ready to serve.

Ingredient Substitutes

Explore different seasoning combinations or try ground turkey or plant-based meat alternatives for varied tastes.

Alternatives to This Meal

Explore other taco variations with by taking a look at our comprehensive beef tacos guide. Alternatively, take a look at ourĀ Top 35 taco recipes.


Ground beef tacos provide a classic and customizable dining experience, featuring seasoned and cooked ground beef within warm tortillas. Enjoy the savory combination of beef, assorted toppings, and warm tortillas, savoring the versatile and delicious essence of these timeless ground beef tacos!