The Easiest Ground Beef Tacos
This is your basic ground beef taco recipe using a homemade taco seasoning mix that I always have on hand and simple toppings for an easy weeknight dinner!
- olive oil
- 1 lbs. ground beef
- 2 Tbsp. homemade taco seasoning
- toppings of your choice example: shredded cheese, lettuce, olives, avocado, sour cream, etc.
If you don't have homemade taco seasoning on hand, use the following:
- 2 1/2 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat a large pan on medium high and drizzle a little bit of olive oil in the pan.
Add ground beef to the pan and break it up with a spatula or ground meat chopper.
Sauté until the meat is brown and there's no more pink. Pour off any fat that is still in the pan. (If you use a 90% lean ground beef, there probably won't be much fat to drain, so maybe just pat with a paper towel.)
Add 2 Tablespoons of Taco seasoning per 1 lbs. of ground beef.
Add enough water to halfway cover the ground beef in the pan.
Simmer on medium-low until the water has cooked out and the meat is saucy, but not runny.
Serve on flour tortillas or taco shells with the toppings of your choice.