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These Easy Beef Tacos are a delicious and easy meal that the whole family will love. Filled with ground beef, tomatoes, and various spices, these tacos are a great way to get a flavorful dinner on the table with minimal effort.

Whether you’re serving it up for dinner or as an appetizer, these Easy Beef Tacos are sure to be a hit.

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Serve these Easy Beef Tacos for dinner tonight, and it’s sure to be a hit with everyone!

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What type of beef should I use for Beef Tacos Recipe?

We like to use 80/20 ground beef for these tacos. It has low-fat content, but the beef is still juicy. Make sure to drain off excess grease after browning the hamburger.

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What should I serve with Beef Tacos Recipe?

  • Chips and salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Cheese Sauce
  • Sour Cream
  • Cilantro
  • Refried Beans
  • Mexican Rice

What toppings are best for the Easy Beef Tacos Recipe?

  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Guacamole
  • Sour Cream
  • Green Onions
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Salsa
  • Beans
  • Cilantro

What type of tortillas should I use for Beef Tacos Recipe?

We recommend using pita bread for this beef tacos recipe. You could also use regular flour or corn tortillas as well. Just remember that it is going to taste a little differently based on what you are using.

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Ingredients:

  • Ground beef
  • Taco seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • Pitas
  • Chili powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Shredded taco blend cheese
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped green onions

How To Make Beef Tacos:

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2. Cook the meat in a skillet over medium-high heat until completely browned. Drain any excess fat.

Step 3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the taco seasoning. Stir to combine and saute another minute or two.

Reduce the heat to medium and add the taco seasoning. Stir to combine and saute another minute or two.

Step 4. Brush one side of the pita bread with olive oil.

Brush one side of the pita bread with olive oil.

Sprinkle with salt and chili powder to taste.

Sprinkle with salt and chili powder to taste.

Step 5. Place a layer of cheese down the center of each pita bread.

 Place a layer of cheese down the center of each pita bread.

Then add a serving of taco meat on top of that.

add a serving of taco meat on top of that.

Step 6. Wrap the filled tacos in aluminum foil and bake for 10-15 minutes.

 Wrap the filled tacos in aluminum foil and bake for 10-15 minutes.

Step 7. Garnish with tomato and green onion before serving.

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Easy Beef Tacos

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
These Easy Beef Tacos are a delicious and easy meal that the whole family will love. Filled with ground beef, tomatoes, and various spices, these tacos are a great way to get a flavorful dinner on the table with minimal effort. Whether you're serving it up for dinner or as an appetizer, these Easy Beef Tacos are sure to be a hit.
5 from 2 votes

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb. Ground beef
  • 1 Packet taco seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • 6 Pitas
  • Chili powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 ½ C. Shredded taco blend cheese
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chopped green onions

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook the meat in a skillet over medium high heat until completely browned. Drain any excess fat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add in the taco seasoning. Stir to combine and saute another minute or two.
  • Brush one side of the pita bread with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and chili powder to taste.
  • Place a layer of cheese down the center of each pita bread, and a serving of the taco meat on top of that.
  • Wrap the filled tacos in aluminum foil and bake for 10-15 minutes.
  • Garnish with tomato and green onion before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 547kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 1186mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g
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How long does it take to make Beef Tacos Recipe?

You can make this beef tacos recipe in about 30 minutes total time. They cook really fast, and you really only need to do minimal work.

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How can I make Beef Tacos Recipe healthier?

  • Swap the ground beef for ground turkey or chicken.
  • Use homemade taco seasoning instead of pre-packaged seasoning.
  • Instead of full-fat cheese, you can use lower-fat cheese.
  • Add more veggies like onions or peppers to the ground beef mixture.
  • Top with lettuce and tomatoes or other healthy toppings.

What can I use as a substitute for beef in Beef Tacos Recipe?

Ground turkey or ground chicken are fantastic options. You could also use rotisserie chicken instead of beef as well. Another option is to use thinly sliced steak for some extra flavor.

What is the best way to prepare the beef for Beef Tacos Recipe?

You’ll need to cook the ground beef and then add seasoning. Add oil to the pita bread and sprinkle with salt and chili powder. Then add some meat and cheese to the pitta and bake. So darn good!

What do I need to know before making Beef Tacos Recipe?

You can add more or fewer seasonings depending on your preferences.

It’s also fine to adjust the type of cheese as well as the toppings for this easy beef tacos recipe. It’s really versatile and can easily be customized.

What is the best way to assemble Tacos?

Add the fillings down the center of the pita bread. Then fold it in half, so it resembles a taco shell.

How can I make the filling for Beef Tacos Recipe?

You simply need to brown the ground beef, add seasonings, and anything else you would like in your tacos. It’s super simple!

How can I make the tacos spicier for Easy Beef Tacos Recipe?

Add some green chiles, jalapenos, red pepper flakes, or cayenne pepper to the hamburger mixture. This will add more heat and will taste great too. Just don’t add to much, and make sure you taste a little before deciding to add more.

How can I make the tacos less spicy for Easy Beef Tacos Recipe?

These tacos aren’t spicy, but if you want to cut back on the taco seasoning and chili powder, that is more than fine.

Can I make Beef Tacos Recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the tacos ahead of time. Before baking, place them in the refrigerator for up to 1 day. The pita bread tends to get a little soggy after it sits for very long, so be sure to drain off all the grease to help prevent that.

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