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Ground Beef Tacos with Homemade Taco Seasoning

Quick and easy weeknight dinner, these ground beef tacos are full of flavor. Made with homemade taco seasoning, so they're lower in sodium, too.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 5
Calories: 429kcal
Author: Bernadette


  • For the Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • For the Tacos
  • 1 ¼ pounds 80% lean ground beef
  • 15 taco shells
  • ¾ cup water
  • prepared taco seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green chiles
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro


  • For the Taco Seasoning
  • Combine all ingredients into a small bowl and stir well. If not using immediately, store in a sealed container in a cool, dark place for up to 3 months.

  • For the Tacos
  • Brown ground beef in a large pan over medium-high heat, drain.
  • Heat taco shells according to package directions, in the oven. While the shells are heating, stir the water and all of the combined taco seasoning into the drained ground beef, stir well, and simmer until mixture thickens. Stir in the chopped green chiles, turn off the heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.
  • Serve the tacos with your choice of toppings!


Taco Seasoning Recipe adapted from http://www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com/2012/09/homemade-taco-seasoning.html


Calories: 429kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 3g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 3.5mg