The Best Homemade Tacos - Ground beef and homemade taco seasoning make the best taco meat in this classic easy recipe that's better than take out.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Cook Time15 minutesmins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: fish taco recipe, homemade tacos, the best tacos
Author: Amanda Finks
1lb.90% to 93% lean ground beef
1/4teaspoonground black pepper
12taco shells - either hard shells or small 6-inch soft flour tortillas will work
Optional Taco Toppings: shredded cheeseshredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, diced red onion, taco sauce, sour cream, guacamole, etc.
Add the beef to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break the meat apart with a wooden spoon. Add the chili powder, cumin, salt, oregano, garlic powder, and pepper to the meat. Stir well. Cook until the meat is cooked through, about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Reduce the heat to medium. Add the tomato sauce and water. Stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7-8 minutes, until some of the liquid evaporates but the meat mixture is still a little saucy. Remove from the heat.
Warm the taco shells according to their package directions.
Fill the taco shells with 2 heaping tablespoons of taco meat. Top with desired taco toppings: shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, diced red onion, taco sauce, sour cream, guacamole, etc.