Taco Shells with Ground Beef Recipe

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Are you looking for a quick and easy ground beef taco recipe? Follow these simple instructions. 

Tacos are a Mexican dish that are popular and enjoyed all over the world. 

They’re usually made with either beef or chicken and use simple ingredients such as tomato, lettuce and cheese on top. 

This is an easy taco recipe with ground beef that even those with the most basic of culinary skills can master. 

Great for entertaining and impressing friends and family with. 

What beef should I use for Taco Shells?

It’s best to use lean beef that has a 90/10 fat ratio. Beef which has a higher fat ratio (such as 70/30) releases too much fat which can then lead to soggy taco shells. 

Kitchen utensils:

  • Chopping board
  • Frying pan 
  • Knife




Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

15 minutes


  • 1 lb of lean ground beef

  • 2 tsp of paprika

  • 2 tsp of chilli powder

  • 1 tsp of garlic powder

  • 1 tsp of onion powder

  • ½ tsp of ground cumin

  • 1 cube beef stock

  • ½ cup of water

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • ½ bunch of coriander

  • Cherry tomatoes

  • Cheese

  • 6 taco shells


  • Start by taking a frying pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and ground beef and cook for around 5 minutes (or until the beef has turned brown). Add in the beef stock, mix well and cook for further 3 minutes.
  • Add in the paprika, chilli powder, garlic powder, onion powder and ground cumin and then stir and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the water and place on low heat to simmer (this will allow the beef to marinade and reduce the water).
  • Slice the tomatoes, shred the cheese and finely cut the coriander.
  • Once the beef mix has thickened, stuff into a taco shell, dress and enjoy!

Tip: now that you know how to cook a simple taco ground beef dish, try it out with your own ingredients (such as chicken, ground turkey or pork). There’s no limit on flavours for your shells and so experiment at your will. 

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