Easy homemade beef tacos
Ground beef tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Always a family favorite you can't go wrong with these fresh ground beef tacos.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Author: Michelle Barsness
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 tsp cumin full tsps
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chili powder full tsps
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 fresh green chili finely diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 dash fresh ground pepper to taste
  • dash cayenne pepper optional to taste
  • 1 lime ~ juice half a lime and cut wedges for garnish other half
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro torn or rough chopped
  • tortillas
  • grated white cheddar cheese or Monterey Jack cheese
  • crisp lettuce finely sliced
  • guacamole
  • salsa or pico de gallo
  1. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for several minutes or until it begins to soften. Add the cumin, oregano, chili powder, garlic and chile. Saute for 2 minutes stirring to allow the spices to bloom.

  2. Next add the beef and stir to combine with the seasonings and break up the meat. Season the beef with sea salt and a pinch of freshly ground black pepper. Continue cooking the beef until it is browned (about 8 - 10 minutes).

  3. Taste and adjust the salt and pepper and add a dash of cayenne pepper (optional) accordingly. Turn off the heat and stir in juice of half a lime and cilantro.

Recipe Notes

Use a green chile of your choice. I usually choose a smaller green chile like a serrano. However, you can improvise and use jalapeno or hatch chiles to your taste.

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