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Classic Mexican Taco Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 141
Ready for a super easy and delicious homemade ground beef taco recipe? This is my families favorite that the kids absolutely love and can be easily customized with their desired toppings. Its the perfect taco recipe that makes excellent weekday leftovers.


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 8oz can tomato sauce (divided)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • taco shells
  • 8 white corn tortillas
  • jalapeños (for garnish)
  • sour cream (for garnish)
  • shredded cheddar cheese (for garnish)
  • avocado (for garnish)
  • diced tomato (for garnish)
  • diced red onion (for garnish)
  • shredded lettuce (for garnish)
  • lime wedges


  • Add oil to nonstick skillet on medium to medium-high heat. Once the skillet is hot, add in the ground beef, cooking until fully browned without any pink showing. Add the tomato sauce and spice blend. Cook the mixture for 5-7 minutes. Serve with fried corn tortillas and desired toppings.
Calories: 141kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican


Calories: 141kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 502IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 2mg