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Best Ground Beef Tacos Recipe

Best Ground Beef Tacos Recipe

Best Ground Beef Tacos Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 152 kcal


  • 450 g Ground Beef
  • 1 tbsp  Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¾ tsp Cumin Seed
  • ½ tsp Dried Oregano
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ cup Tomato Sauce

Taco Shells:

  • 8 Corn Tortillas
  • ½ cup Oil


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground beef. Break the beef up with a wooden spoon while cooking. Cook the ground beef fully, until browned and no longer pink.
  • Drain any excess grease from the skillet. Then return to the stove and reduce the heat to low.
  • Add the 1/2 cup tomato sauce and taco seasoning. Stir together until the meat is coated in the sauce
  • Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Pour 1/2 cup oil in a medium size skillet, heat over medium high heat. Carefully dip a tortilla, if the oil sizzles and bubbles then it's hot enough. Gently lay the tortilla in the oil and fry each side for about 30 seconds, just enough to give some color and add some crispness.
  • Remove the tortilla to a paper towel to absorb oil, and carefully fold the tortilla over to create a taco shape. I do this with my tongs, or two forks, whatever I'm using to lay the tortillas in the oil and remove them.
  • Fill the tortillas with the ground beef taco meat and add desired toppings.


  • Instead of ground beef use ground chicken.
  • Taco shells shown are white corn tortillas that have been fried in canola oil. 
  • Using 80/20 ground beef, this keeps the meat flavorful, but not greasy.

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