Easy Ground Beef Tacos

Ground Beef Tacos are quick and easy to make with spices you probably already have in your cupboard – there’s no need to buy a taco seasoning packet at the store.

My sweet mom preferred ground beef tacos. We went out for lunch every Friday and if they only had shredded beef tacos on the menu, she’d asked the waiter if they would make her one with ground beef. I’m sure I probably rolled my eyes a time or two because given the choice, I’d always pick shredded beef, but if you need a quick and easy meal you can’t beat ground beef tacos.

Easy Ground Beef Tacos


  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • dash cayenne powder
  • 1 cup water


In a large frying pan cook ground beef until it's no longer pink. Stir in spices and water and cook uncovered for about 20 minutes until the all of the water cooks off.

Serve with cheese, salsa, lettuce, and tomatoes, or your favorite taco toppings. While you're at it, make a double batch and freeze the leftovers in individual 1/2 cup servings.


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  1. says

    My husband would probably ask for ground beef too :) Tacos are such a great way to get a salad and meat in one bite. I should make them more often!

  2. says

    Easy and looks so delicous! I agree about seasoning packets- no need to purchase each time. The “go to” place is your spice rack.

  3. says

    love them tacos! Add some avocados and I will be your slave. If we dont have tacos at least once a week, I have to listen to he-man grumbling. I will add these spices next time and hear the praises. Thanks

  4. Deloris says

    THANKS for the seasoning ideas. Will I ever have to buy a packet of Taco Seasoning again??
    AFTER we moved to Arizona, we had taco’s and other Tex/Mex dishes often–Ouch! That was 51 years ago!

  5. says

    This is very similar to how I make my ground turkey tacos. Try this with ground turkey, and you won’t miss the beef at all. YUM! Your tacos look amazing.

  6. says

    We eat ground beef tacos (or taco salad) nearly once a week–clearly a favorite around my house! =) I’ll have to try them next time with your addition of onion powder–yum. Thanks for another great post, Barbara. I love your site!

  7. says

    Sound delish and so easy to make. Have to try them one day (soon!).
    Pozdrawiam, Anula.

    P.S. Your blog is ‘short listed’ as one of my favourite ones, on my main page :)