Ground Beef Tacos are something we love to cook and enjoy eating. Do you? This recipe for ground beef tacos is quick, easy, and delicious! Which makes this perfect to make any night of the week. Looking for something else to cook? See our ground beef recipes!
Ground Beef Tacos
In my house, tacos are a dinner favorite.
You might remember, this ground beef tacos recipe. It’s another favorite.
And they love them so much I even make Taco Potatoes! But, on this particular day, I didn’t have all the ingredients for my usual beef taco recipe. Thank you Covid#19 life. That’s when I decided to use what I had on hand, make a new recipe, and here are the results. Everyone loved them too! The win/win for me is they take half the time. Why? Because there isn’t any chopping of onion, garlic, peppers…
Hello, Taco Tuesday come to mama! Well, we can include anyone else that wants to chow down on tacos too! I’m assuming that’s why your here, to make tacos that is. So, let’s get cooking!
- ground beef 1-1/2 lb.
- salsa de jalapeno is what we used (or) you could use tomato sauce
- Rotel is what we used (or) you could use diced tomatoes with green chilies (or) fire-roasted tomatoes
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- chili powder
- pinto beans or kidney beans (optional)
- shredded cheese
- white corn tortillas, corn tortillas, or flour tortillas
- Taco Sauce
You can easily adapt this recipe; If you rather optionally you could nix the spices for taco seasoning or a packet. Two I have used on occasion and recommend, listed below. I prefer homemade but, I don’t judge. And optionally if you have sour cream, guacamole, lettuce… Go for fully loaded tacos with all the good fixings!
How To Cook Ground Beef Tacos
- Unpackage and add your ground beef to a skillet (or) nonstick pan.
- Heat the meat while occasionally stirring and breaking up the ground beef.
- Continue to do this until the meat is browned.
- If you aren’t using lean ground beef, remove the excess grease from the pan. Do this carefully by using a big spoon and adding to a disposal container.
- Now, add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder. For the oregano, crush it in your clean hands, then toss it in.
- Next, add your can of salsa de jalapeno. (El Tapo is the brand I use) If you don’t have this you can add a small 8-oz. can of tomato sauce.
- Then add half of your can of Rotel, reserving the other half for a topping.
- To stretch the dinner and have leftovers (because we are all home!) I added 1 can of pinto beans, with liquid drained from the can. This is optional but, it tastes really good.
- If you are using tomato sauce, adjust seasonings to your liking by adding more garlic, cumin, and chili powder.
- Warm corn (or) flour tortillas in the microwave.
- Serve with cheese and remaining salsa for the topping. Add your favorite taco sauce, ours is La Victoria.
Let me just tell you they taste just as awesome the next day as leftovers for lunch! And I like making one less meal. Is anyone else feeling like they are constantly cooking with the kids and teens at home?! Dear Lord, please make my teen make her own lunch! Or at least heat up leftovers in the microwave! Seriously.
Some days I’m just over fussy cooking and ready for quick and simple like this. Or any of our other 30-minute recipes. These dinner ideas are perfect for when you need to get dinner on the table fast! Or just don’t feel like cooking but, have to.
Ground beef taco seasoning –
For this taco recipe, it is garlic, onion powder, cumin, chili powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. But, you can adapt this to include 1/4 to 1/2 a tsp. cayenne if you like your recipe spicier. Adapt our basic taco seasoning to suit your taste and that of your family. Or grab a pre-made taco seasoning. (or a taco seasoning packet)
How to warm tortillas in the microwave?
- Add a paper towel to a small plate
- Add the tortillas onto the paper towel.
- Next, add a paper towel on top of the stacked tortillas.
- Sprinkle the top of the paper towel with a little water. (this helps keep them from drying out)
- Microwave the prepared plate of tortillas for 2 minutes (or less).
- Check to see if they are all heated. Repeat as needed.
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