Homemade Beef Tacos Recipe

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Homemade Beef Tacos

Tacos are one of my favorite foods.  We have a simple beef tacos recipe that you can make with just a few ingredients.  You can even take this recipe and make a layered taco dip recipe if you wanted.  Do what makes you happy.

We add a little tomato sauce in our tacos to add another addition of flavor into the tacos.

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
1/4 cup diced onion
2 cups tomato juice
favorite taco toppings
tortillas/taco shells/tortilla chips

Instructions
On medium heat, cook the ground beef with the onions
Once the meat is browned, add the taco seasoning.
Reduce any liquid, until there is a little left.
Add the tomato juice and turn heat to low.
Stir occasionally and allow juice to reduce by half.
Prepare your tacos with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

cooking ground beef in pan

What is the Best Beef For Making Tacos?

You can use skirt steak or flank steak to elevate your tacos (especially if you have left overs).  We use ground beef with an 80/20 blend that is budget friendly and we always have some on hand.

ground beef taco meat

How Do You Make Good Tacos at Home?

Good meat and great toppings make the taco.  Elevate your taco from just meat and cheese and use of your favorite desired toppings like sour cream, guacamole, shredded lettuce, fresh cut tomatoes and fresh cilantro. You could add additional chopped onions to top your beef tacos if you want.

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Homemade Beef Tacos

No need to wait for taco Tuesday. You can make this delicious and simple beef tacos recipe any night of the week.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Author: Regina Sober

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • favorite taco toppings
  • tortillas/taco shells/tortilla chips

Instructions

  • On medium heat, cook the ground beef with the onions
  • Once the meat is browned, add the taco seasoning.
  • Reduce any liquid, until there is a little left.
  • Add the tomato juice and turn heat to low.
  • Stir occasionally and allow juice to reduce by half.
  • Prepare your tacos with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

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Do You Need to Use Tomato Juice in Your Tacos?

You can substitute 1 cup of water if you don’t have tomato juice.  You can use it if you don’t like the taste of tomatoes too.  Adding the liquid allows the taco seasoning to cover the ground beef and distribute the seasoning evenly.

medium high heat seasoned ground beef

How Do You Assemble A Taco?

You will want to have the ground beef cooked before you start assembling your taco and all your toppings ready to go.

Start by putting your base.  A delicious warn corn or flour tortilla if you like soft shell tacos.  Use a hard shell corn tortilla or a bed or tortilla chips (we recommend the bite size ones).

Next, put a light layer of shredded cheese down and then your taco meat.  Add a little more shredded cheese and then your sour cream, cilantro, diced tomatoes. You can add chopped onion, salsa, black beans.  A layer of refried beans is great too.

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Can You Make Tacos With Other Meats?

Definitely.  This recipe covers how to make ground beef tacos, but you can make chicken tacos with shredded cooked chicken or ground chicken or ground turkey. Chopped steak, skirt steak or flank steak also work. Adjust the spices and seasonings to your personal preference. Turkey or chicken tacos may take more spices.

assembling taco bar for taco night

No need to wait for taco Tuesday. You can make this delicious and simple beef tacos recipe any night of the week.


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