Ground Beef Tacos

Before I learned how to make all kinds of delicious tacos, I used to always make Ground Beef Tacos for my kids when they were still little. They loved them, and honestly so did I. I was so in the mood for them the other day, but I REALLY didn’t want to buy a box with a seasoning package, so I searched, and found, a great recipe! This is for all of you who grew up with tacos from the box, and that are ready to step up their game!


What you’ll need:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • small flour tortillas
  • hard shell tacos
  • 1 pound shredded Mexican cheese mix
  • diced tomatoes
  • shredded lettuce
  • sour cream
  • salsa or taco sauce

This is about as simple as it gets.

Preheat the oven at 325 degrees.

Add the olive oil to a skillet and sauté the onions until soft and fragrant. Add ground beef and cook until browned. Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes, and mix well. Add 1/2 cup of hot water, stir and cover. Simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.

Warm the flower tortillas in the oven, wrapped in aluminum foil, for 20 minutes. Serve with all the fixings. Add yellow or white rice on the side to make a larger meal!


Bon Appétit!

This recipe is based on a recipe by Ree Drummond. For more info click here!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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