Easy Ground Beef Tacos

Taco night has never been easier or more delicious than with these Easy Ground Beef Tacos that are seasoned with a simple (and clean ingredient!) homemade taco seasoning, and paired with your favorite toppings.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Lee Funke
Yield: 4-6 1x
Category: Main Meal
Method: Stove Top
Cuisine: Mexican


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup water


  1. Begin by heating a large skillet over medium/high heat.
  2. When the pan is hot add ground beef. Using a wooden utensil, break the ground beef into small pieces. Let the beef cook for 3-5 minutes.
  3. When the beef begins to brown*, add taco seasoning, tomato paste, and water to the pan and mix until all of the ingredients are combined. Bring to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, turn the heat to low and let the simmer for 5-7 minutes in order to thicken the sauce.
  5. Remove beef from heat and serve in a soft or hard taco shell.


  • *Option to dump the beef grease before adding the taco seasoning. We prefer to keep the grease because it adds great flavor to the tacos.
  • Nutrition information is for taco seasoned ground beef, and does not include taco toppings or taco shell.


  • Serving Size: 1/6 recipe
  • Calories: 222
  • Sugar: 2
  • Fat: 10
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Fiber: 7
  • Protein: 19


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