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Ground Beef Tacos

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The absolute best seasoned ground beef for your taco fix!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 217
Author Michelle


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion minced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup chicken broth or stock
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
  • Black pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat until shimmering, about 2 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 4 minutes. Add the garlic, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, cayenne and salt; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the beef and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until the beef is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, chicken broth, vinegar and brown sugar, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, stirring frequently, until the liquid has reduced and thickened (the mixture should not be completely dry), about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Assemble hard or soft tacos as you'd like, with toppings such as shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, etc. Leftover taco meat can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.


Nutritional values are based on one serving


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 702mg | Potassium: 668mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1370IU | Vitamin C: 7.2mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 4.4mg