Tasty Beef Tacos

Tasty Beef Tacos plated

Recipe Information

Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People

Tacos are a versatile and crowd-pleasing dish that can be customized to suit individual tastes. This tasty beef taco recipe is inspired by traditional Mexican flavors, using a blend of spices to create a mouthwatering filling. The combination of seasoned ground beef, fresh vegetables, and tangy cheese makes these tacos a hit at any gathering.

The secret to this recipe lies in the perfect balance of spices, which brings out the best in the beef. You can adjust the heat level to your preference by adding more or less chili powder. Don't forget to serve these tacos with your favorite salsa and a squeeze of lime for an extra burst of flavor.

These beef tacos are not only delicious but also quick and easy to prepare. They make an excellent weeknight dinner option or a fun meal to share with friends and family on special occasions. Enjoy the process of assembling your tacos and experimenting with different toppings to create your own unique combinations.


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 small flour or corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook for an additional 1 minute.
  3. Add the ground beef to the skillet, breaking it up with a spoon. Cook until browned and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Stir in the chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, crushed red pepper flakes (if using), salt, and pepper. Cook for another 2 minutes, allowing the spices to meld with the beef.
  5. Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave for 15-20 seconds.
  6. Assemble the tacos by placing a scoop of the beef mixture onto each tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, sour cream, and chopped cilantro.
  7. Serve with lime wedges on the side for squeezing over the tacos.


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