How To Make Ground Beef Taco: Mexican Recipes

Mexican cuisines are varied, delicious and famous all over the world. Out of these, tacos are their traditional food recipe with chopped vegetables and/or meat, rolled in corn or flour tortilla.


  • 1½ lbs / 750g ground beef
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • oil for shallow frying
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper,diced
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder – optional
  • 1 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 12 hard taco shells – allowing 2 per person


  • Heat the oven to 350° F / 180° C.
  • Brown the ground beef in 4 – 5 batches. If you attempt to brown it all at once you will land up with a gray mush. Set aside.
  • Fry the onion until it is soft and has taken on a rich, brown color. This helps to give flavor to the dish.
  • Add the garlic and bell peppers. Fry until the peppers have softened. Add back the ground beef.
  • Add the cumin and paprika (and chili, if used).
  • Add the tomato ketchup and the beef stock.
  • Put a lid on the casserole pan. Bake for about one hour, until the mince is soft and the gravy is rich.
  • Put the taco shells on a baking sheet and heat for 5 minutes.
  • Fill the warmed taco shells with the ground beef. Serve immediately with guacamole, sour cream, chopped tomatoes and red kidney beans.