Homemade tacos are the BEST! This easy Ground Beef Taco Recipe is perfect for quick dinners. The tacos are ready in just 30 minutes and taste so much better than take-out.

Four classic ground beef tacos on plate topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, tomatoes and fresh chopped greens.

We LOVE Mexican-inspired tacos. From our popular Chicken Tacos and Shrimp Tacos to the classic Fish tacos, tacos are on repeat in our home.


If you love tacos, you are in for a treat with this EASY beef taco recipe. Ground beef with a homemade taco seasoning served in soft or hard tacos with your favorite taco toppings.

Flour tortilla loaded with homemade ground taco meat, shredded cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream.

How to make beef tacos?

Tacos come together so quickly. Since they are best served with hot meat, while the meat is cooking you want to prep all of the toppings.

  • Cook beef– In a large skillet, saute ground beef breaking it up as it’s being cooked. Add broth, ketchup, seasoning, and stir. (HERE is a detailed post on how to cook taco beef.)
  • Prep toppings– Meanwhile chop and shred all of the toppings for the tacos and place them in separate bowls.
  • Tortillas– Heat the soft tortillas. You can either heat them in the oven for 5 minutes or heat in a skillet.
  • Assemble– Add the cooked meat into soft tortillas or hard shells. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy it immediately.
If you have any leftover meat or toppings, make a Taco Salad! It is so easy to make and SO GOOD.
Ground taco meat, sour cream, cheese, onions, tomatoes, shredded cheese all in small glass bowls laid out on a platter.

Toppings for Tacos-

We like to add all of the toppings into bowls and serve it buffet style so everyone can just add their favorite toppings to their tacos.

Here are some toppings:

  • shredded lettuce
  • shredded cheese
  • diced tomatoes
  • chopped red onion
  • sour cream
  • chopped jalapeno
  • sriracha, for heat
  • salsa
  • avocado
Flour tortillas loaded with ground beef meat and taco toppings.

What kind of ground beef should I use?

You can honestly use any beef you have on hand. If you are using lean ground meat, you won’t need to drain any excess juices (fat). If you’ll be using ground meat with higher fat content, just drain off any leftover juices.

How many tacos is one serving?

We used about 8 hard tacos or 6-inch soft tacos and counted 1 serving to be two tacos with meat and toppings. This recipe will then yield 4 servings.

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