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.

Yield: 6-8 servings

Easy Ground Beef Tacos

Easy Ground Beef Tacos
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.