Learn how to make the most tender and flavorful meat for Ground Beef Tacos! These tacos are the perfect weeknight meal and are ready in about 20 minutes.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: ground beef tacos
Author: Kristin Maxwell
1/2teaspoonSaltmore or less to taste
1/2teaspoon black peppermore or less to taste
1poundground beef 85/15 is recommended
2garlic clovesminced (1-2 teaspoons)
1/2cupfinely diced onion
2/3cupbeef brothor water
8hard taco shells or soft tortillas
toppings as desired
Add ground beef, diced onion and minced garlic to a large skillet over medium high heat. Break up beef with a spatula and stir often until no longer pink; 5-7 minutes. Drain grease or soak up with paper towels and discard.
To the cooked beef mixture, stir in tomato paste, beef broth or water, and all seasonings. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring often, until sauce is thickened and reduced; about 10-15 minutes.
While the meat is cooking, prep taco toppings and heat tortillas.
Once the meat is reduced, let sit 5 minutes, then use a slotted spoon to fill taco shells. Add your favorite taco toppings like lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream and salsa. A squeeze of lime is a great finishing touch!
Nutritional information is for the meat only and does not include optional toppings or serving vessels such as taco shells or tortillas.Serving size is approximately 3/4 of a cup of taco meat which will fill 2-3 tacos.