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Mexican-spiced ground beef tacos with shredded lettuce, homemade pico de gallo, cheddar cheese, and sour cream stuffed into grilled flour tortillas.
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Ground Beef Tacos

Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow, white or red onion, diced about 1 cup
  • 1 pound ground beef (or turkey, lamb, pork or chicken)
  • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning homemade or store bought
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth or water
  • 10 soft tortillas or hard taco shells
  • Toppings: sour cream or plain Greek yogurt, grated cheese, shredded lettuce, Pico de Gallo or salsa, avocado, cilantro, pickled jalapeños


  • Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat. When the oil warms, add onion and cook until onion becomes translucent. Add ground meat and cook, breaking it up with the side of a spoon, just until meat is cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Stir in taco seasoning and tomato paste and stir to combine. Add broth or water and simmer, stirring occasionally, until liquid becomes thick and clings to the meat.
  • Divide meat mixture, lettuce, and cheese among taco shells and serve immediately with optional toppings.