Ground Beef for Tacos Recipe -
Ground Beef for Tacos Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Ground Beef for Tacos

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"Very quick and easy way to make meat for tacos, or served over rice. My husband loved this -- it was a last minute meal idea!!! Enjoy!!"

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef with onion; drain fat.
  2. Stir in ketchup, taco seasoning, and cold water. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 04, 2006

I planned on serving this over rice for my teenage son. He ended up bringing in 4 of his friends who also wanted to teenage boys often do ( chuckle ). They ate every last bit of it and wanted more. I did change a little - I added a 1/4 cup of ketchup, a 1/2 cup of salsa and some garlic powder to it. It was REALLY very good.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 01, 2003

Average recipe. Easy to make, but the pre-mixed taco seasoning has loads of salt. I would suggest making your own spice mixture and using that instead.

May 09, 2007

I do not even know what to say about this recipe other than YUCK! Are they tacos or meatloaf. I had to give it a one star because they will not let you submit it, but it does not even deserve that.

Nov 02, 2009

As simple as it is to make great taco meat from scratch (and far less salty and more tasty) with 6 ozs. of tomato paste, 1 can of Ro-Tel tomatoes (undrained), 2 tsp. cumin, salt, 2 tsp. chili powder, and 1/2 tsp black pepper, this take on taco meat isn't something I'd ever use again...and certainly not something I'd serve to adults.

Dec 18, 2006

This recipe was really good. The only change I made was to decrease the ketchup to 1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup salsa instead.

May 24, 2010

forget the katchup, use salsa instead its amazing!!

Nov 13, 2007

My family Loved this recipe! I only made a few changes... I doubled the recipe (to feed 3 teens and a hubby); I added 3/4 cup salsa (Hell on the Red brand) and 1/4 cup ketchup and a dash of garlic powder. This we rolled up into soft tortillas with some fresh chopped tomatoes, shredded green leaf lettuce, and sour cream. Great for a quick night's supper when everyone's going to soccer practice, football, band, etc.

Oct 29, 2007

Simple and better tasting than just adding a package of taco seaoning. Vadie


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  • Calories
  • 371 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.4 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Fat
  • 23.6 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 21 g
  • 42%
  • Sodium
  • 1060 mg
  • 42%

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

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