Easy Ground Beef Tacos

These Easy Ground Beef Tacos are packed with flavor, delicious, and ready in less than 30 minutes. A quick weeknight dinner the whole family will love!

These easy ground beef tacos are a weeknight-staple in our house! Packed with flavor, delicious, and ready in less than 30 minutes.

Simply sautee’ the onion, cook the garlic until fragrant, and brown the meat. Then, combine everything else in the skillet and cook for about 10 minutes to let the flavors come together. Done!

Once your ground beef is ready, just put out some warm tortillas along with bowls of assorted toppings like shredded monterey jack or cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, avocado, sour cream, etc.. and let your family make their own tacos with their favorite toppings.

You can substitute the ground beef with ground turkey or chicken. Also, if you like it less spicy, remove the jalapeno seeds and ribs or omit it completely.

Homemade taco seasoning is super simple to make, it’s just a matter of combining a few spices you probably have already in your pantry. Double or triple this recipe and keep the taco seasoning in a jar for later use, it’s healthier and cheaper than the store bought one!

If you are cutting carbs, skip the tortilla and serve with lettuce for a delicious lettuce wrap.

Give these easy ground beef tacos a try for your next taco night and I guarantee your family will love them!

easy ground beef tacos
5 from 5 votes
Easy Ground Beef Tacos
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
Author: As Easy As Apple Pie
Course: Main Dishes

These easy ground beef tacos are packed with flavor, delicious, and ready in less than 30 minutes. A weeknight dinner your family will love!

For the taco seasoning:
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
For the ground beef:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 white onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 450 grams (1 lb) lean ground beef
  • 240 grams (1 cup) tomato sauce
  • 1 jalapeno finely chopped
To assemble:
  • 8 tortilla I used low-carb multi-grain tortillas
  • romaine lettuce shredded
  • monterey jack or cheddar cheese
  • diced tomatoes
  1. Prepare the taco seasoning mixing together all the ingredients and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onion and sauté until soft, about 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue to sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add the ground beef and cook, breaking up the meat into smaller chunks, until it is cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the taco seasoning, cook for about 30 seconds and then add the tomato sauce and jalapeno. Turn the heat to low and simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet over medium heat, about 30 seconds on each side.
  6. Fill each tortilla with the beef mixture and top with your preferred toppings.
  7. Garnish the easy ground beef tacos with chopped cilantro, lime wedges and serve!
  8. Enjoy!

Nutrition information doesn't include toppings

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Calories: 233, Fat: 9.3g, Saturated Fat: 1.9g, Cholesterol: 50mg, Sodium: 437mg, Carbohydrates: 15.6g, Fiber: 8.1g, Sugar: 1.4g, Protein: 20.9g

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8 comments on “Easy Ground Beef Tacos”

  1. I love this recipe, it’s easy and delicious!! This will be my go to taco recipe for sure.

  2. This recipe makes delicious tacos. Definately a keeper. Thanks for sharing

  3. I love this recipe. It’s easy to make and so delicious. Thanks you for sharing

  4. My kids really liked them. Thank you!

  5. So easy to follow! My kid is really really love it!

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