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Ground Beef Tacos

These ground beef tacos are the easiest weeknight dinner you can make. They take less than 30 minutes from start to finish. They’re kid friendly, and the adults like them just as much.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican & Southwestern
Keyword ground beef, tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 410kcal
Author Elizabeth


  • ½ tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt we used kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon Black Pepper or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Oil use a neutral oil with a high smoke point we used canola oil
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Beef we used ground sirloin
  • 8 ounce can Tomato Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Beef Broth
  • 8-10 Taco Shells use hard or soft tacos


  • Make the seasoning mix: add the chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and black pepper to a small bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and sprinkle with the seasoning mix (chili powder, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin and black pepper mixture). Stir, to mix well.
  • Arrange the ground beef in the skillet in a single layer and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  • Stir, arrange in a single layer again and cook for 2 – 3 minutes until browned. Stir and break up any large pieces with a wooden spoon or spatula.
  • Add the tomato sauce and beef broth, stir well to combine. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover and cook about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve with warm tortillas, hard taco shells and your favorite taco toppings.


Calories: 410kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 1057mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 4mg