These easy homemade beef tacos are the BEST tacos ever! They are packed full of flavour and so easy to throw together for a quick taco night. A weeknight dinner that the whole family will love!
Crispy, hard taco shells, seasoned beef, cheese, salsa and fresh, crunchy salads- choose your favourite salad ingredients and let your family assemble their own. This is a great way of introducing kids to new flavours and trying different veggies.
This recipe is made using my easy homemade taco seasoning. If you double, or even triple the seasoning recipe, you can store it in the pantry for quick and easy tacos, any time! Homemade taco seasoning is a much cheaper and healthier option than store bought packets. This healthy tomato salsa recipe is a fresh and healthy alternative to store bought jars and can be put together in minutes.
You can use hard, crispy shells or soft corn or flour tortillas. Or for an even healthier option, skip the wraps entirely and wrap them in large lettuce leaves.
You can substitute the beef mince for chicken, turkey or pork mince. If you prefer less heat, simply use less dried chilli or omit it completely. The seasoning and salads can be prepared in advance for speedy weeknight dinners. And you can even cook the meat, onions and seasoning and then freeze the meat for later use.
These easy homemade beef tacos are super easy and delicious- try them for your next Mexican night!
- Pack of 10 hard taco shells
- 500g beef mince
- 1/2 brown onion, chopped
- olive oil
- HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING
- 2 tbs ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tbs paprika
- 1 tbs garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tbs onion powder
- 2 tbs dried oregano
- dried chilli to taste (around 1 tsp)
- 1 tsp salt
- TO SERVE
- 2 cups tasty cheese, grated
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1/2 iceberg lettuce, shredded
- pickled jalapenos
- Tomato salsa (see link above for recipe)
For the taco seasoning, simply add the seasoning ingredients into a bowl and stir- and it’s ready to go!
In a large frying pan, heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat and add the onions. Once the onion has browned, stir through the beef mince and cook until browned.
Add 5-6 tablespoons of the taco seasoning and 1/4 cup water and stir until combined. You can add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon of cornflour if required, to thicken.
Heat the taco shells in the oven according to packet instructions.
To serve, top the taco shells with the cooked meat, cheese, salad and salsa and serve immediately. Enjoy!
For more delicious, fast and affordable weeknight dinner ideas, see my time saving tips and recipes for speedy weeknight dinners, or, easy takeaway recipes you can make at home.
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