Easy Ground Beef for Tacos Recipe

Start by preheating a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef, breaking it up as it browns with a spatula. Once it’s no longer pink, add taco seasoning and a little water. Simmer until the mixture is well-seasoned and slightly thickened. Serve this flavorful beef filling in taco shells or tortillas with your preferred toppings, such as lettuce, cheese, salsa, and sour cream for a delectable taco feast.

ground beef for tacos

Simmer until the mixture is well-seasoned and slightly thickened. Serve this flavorful beef filling in taco shells or tortillas with your preferred toppings, such as lettuce, cheese, salsa, and sour cream for a delectable taco feast.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lb ground beef 900 g
  • 1 cup onion finely diced (about 1 medium onion- 150 g approx.)
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper or black pepper if you don’t like the heat
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup beef broth 240 ml
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat a skillet (preferably nonstick) over high heat. When hot, add the meat to the skillet and cook, using a wooden spoon or heatproof spatula to break up the ground beef into equal-size pieces as it cooks, until no longer pink.
  • Add onion and garlic and cook, occasionally stirring, until the onion is soft, about 2 -3 minutes. Lightly season with salt to taste; mix to combine. NOTE: I recommend not adding too much salt since the broth will add quite an amount of salt too.
  • Add paprika, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, tomato paste, and beef broth. Mix until everything is well combined.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, cover the skillet and cook for 8 – 10 minutes, or until most of the liquid is evaporated. Taste and add more salt if necessary.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro, if desired, and use to fill tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tostadas, empanadas, etc.

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