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ground beef tacos

Recipe by
Beth Pierce
Ofallon, MO

These delicious Ground Beef Tacos are made super easy with lean ground beef and a select handful of spices that you probably have on hand. Top with your choice of fixings and taco Tuesday has never been easier.

yield 8 tacos
prep time 5 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ground beef tacos

  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1/2 md
    onion chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    chili powder
  • 2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    crushed red pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    beef or chicken broth
  • 8
    taco shells (either crunchy or soft)
  • chopped lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes
  • shredded cheese (cheddar, cheddar jack, monterey jack)
  • pickled jalapenos

How To Make ground beef tacos

  • 1
    In a large skillet brown the ground beef breaking it up as it cooks. About halfway through the browning process add the onion. Drain any excess grease.
  • 2
    Turn the heat to low. Add the chili powder, cumin, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, oregano, crushed red pepper, and beef broth. Simmer for 4-5 minutes. You can also use water but the broth contributes more flavor.
  • 3
    Divide beef mixture evenly between the taco shells. Top with desired toppings. Serve promptly. 5