Classic Beef Tacos Recipe

January 21, 2023
Classic Beef Tacos Recipe

Classic beef tacos are a staple in Mexican cuisine. This recipe calls for ground beef, diced onion and bell pepper, and a mixture of spices, which are cooked together and served in warm corn tortillas. Top them with shredded cheese, lettuce, and salsa for a delicious and easy to make meal. This dish can be ready in less than 30 minutes and can be adjusted to your taste.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cock Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 10 servings


  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 1 package (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff™ taco shells (10 shells), heated as directed on package
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese (5 oz)
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1 cup sour cream


1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.

2. Divide beef among heated shells; top with cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream.

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