Ground Beef Taco Recipes

Ground Beef Taco Recipes
Ground beef tacos are perfect for evening snacks and more interestingly, you can cook them within no time.
Mexican cuisines are varied, delicious, and famous all over the world. Out of these, tacos are the traditional food recipes with chopped vegetables and/or meat, rolled in corn or flour tortilla. With so many filling options, you can prepare tacos as per your diet menu and taste. Also, taco shells are readily available in food stores; the only effort involved is to cook the fillings. And as per your choice, you can keep the tortillas soft or fry them to make them crispy.

Recipe 1

Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 cups lettuce (shredded)
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • ½ cup onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup water
  • 8 taco shells
Directions

Preheat oven to about 250 °F. Heat the oil in a thick skillet over medium flame. Sauté the onions for 2-3 minutes until they turn translucent. Add the ground beef and cook till the meat turns light brown. Stir in the garlic powder, cumin, chili powder, and salt. Add the water and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for another 10-12 minutes or till the gravy thickens.

In a nonstick baking sheet, place the taco shells, and bake them for about 4-5 minutes till they are toasted lightly. Remove the toasted shells and keep aside. While serving, put the lettuce and taco shells first on the serving plate and top with meat, salsa, and cheese. You can serve this ground beef taco with guacamole.

Recipe 2

Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 medium-sized onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • ½ cup water
  • 10-12 taco shells
Directions

Heat a large, thick skillet over medium flame. Heat the oil, and sauté the onion till it turns golden brown. Add the ground beef and cook for about 5 minutes. You can drain the excess fat if you want. Then, stir in the ketchup, taco seasoning mix, and water. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer the mixture for about 20-25 minutes, stirring in between. Fill the taco shells with the cooked ground beef meat and wrap properly. Serve the tacos with shredded cheese.

Ground Beef Taco Seasoning

Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoons cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (crushed)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
Directions

In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients listed above together. Stir the mixture well with a spoon. Use this seasoning while serving the beef tacos. You can also preserve the unused seasoning in an airtight container for future use.
Plate of crispy beef tacos