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Beef Tacos Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Beef Tacos

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"For those who aren't crazy about spicy Tacos!"

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Original recipe makes 18 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Warm taco shells for 5 minutes on the center rack in the preheated oven.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium high heat, brown the beef. Halfway through browning, pour in ketchup. Stir well and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon the meat mixture into the warm taco shells and top with Cheddar cheese. Return the filled taco shells to the preheated oven and bake until cheese is melted. Top each taco with a little tomato and lettuce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 28, 2003

A ketchup like Heinze 57 works excellent because of the spices they use, but don't use so much. Use just enough to cover the meat, when it heats it makes a nice sauce. I've been using this receipe for 30 years now. You'd be surprised how much people love it, especially kids. They will ask you for the receipe and then be surprised that it's only ketchup.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 07, 2007

i'm not even sure where to start.... if you don't like like hot (spicy) food, then use ingredients which don't have a high heat index, such as chile powder, or cumin, or mild salsa. please don't bastardize mexican cuisine by using ketchup as the base sauce for your taco filling.

Jan 26, 2009

ANYTIME you see a taco recipe with ketchup just move on. Seriously, this is terrible and a travesty. Yuck. Stick with cumin, garlic, maybe some paprika and fresh cilantro and you'll be wayyyy better off.

Feb 24, 2010

While I have no problem with depatures from regular tacos this is about as far from cooking as you can get. Its a lump of ground beef mixed with ketchup and warmed up. Yikes. On a whim, my girlfriend and I tried it (exactly as shown in recipe) and it was as bad as we expected. Don't waste good taco shells by filling them with this mixture! Ironically, recommended I pair this with Cuervo Especial tequila. This suggesstion is an insult to gooed tequila.

Oct 04, 2008

Its, easy so ill give it 2 stars, beef and ketchup doesn't equal taco meat, try cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper and some water after you brown the meat. The trick to good mexican on the stovetop is cast iron.

Jan 19, 2006

I enjoyed this recipe but I agree to use less ketchup then what it says to use. The taste of ketchup was a bit much.

Mar 30, 2009

Meatloaf in a taco shell.

Jan 07, 2008



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  • Calories
  • 865 kcal
  • 43%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 56.2 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 166 mg
  • 55%
  • Fat
  • 48.6 g
  • 75%
  • Fiber
  • 3.3 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 51.3 g
  • 103%
  • Sodium
  • 1486 mg
  • 59%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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