Easy Ground Beef Tacos
These easy homemade beef tacos are popular with kids. Use ground beef, seasonings, hard or soft taco shells, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and salsa.
- Serves: 8 persons
- 1teaspoon canola oil
- ½cup finely chopped onion
- 1pound ground beef
- 1teaspoon ground cumin
- 1teaspoon chili powder
- ½teaspoon garlic powder
- ½teaspoon kosher salt
- ½cup water
- 8taco shells
- 2cups shredded iceberg lettuce
- 1to 2 diced tomatoes
- 2cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (cheddar and Monterey Jack)
- 1cup salsa
- 1cup guacamole
Step 1Preheat oven to 350 F.
Step 2Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook 3 minutes or until onion is softened.
Step 3Add ground beef, breaking up with a spoon to brown on all sides.
Step 4Add cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, salt, and water. Stir and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 5Place taco shells on a baking sheet in the center of a preheated oven. Heat 3 to 5 minutes until lightly toasted.
Step 6Place taco shells, taco meat, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, salsa, and guacamole in separate serving dishes. Let everyone build their own tacos, starting with a little lettuce in the bottom of a taco shell. Top with the ground beef, cheese, salsa, and guacamole.