Beef Tacos with Tomatoes and Guacamole

Dress up your taco spread for the holiday season with these simple beef tacos loaded with fresh flavor and plenty of red and green flair.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 10 taco shells from 1 box (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells (10 Count)
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (4 oz)
  • 1 cup quartered cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup guacamole
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is brown; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to simmering. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  2. While beef is cooking, heat taco shells as directed on package, and assemble remaining ingredients. Divide beef mixture among shells; finish with fresh toppings (cheese, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro). Serve with guacamole.

Expert Tips

  • No cherry tomatoes? No problem! Diced fresh tomatoes make an excellent substitute.
  • Take it to the next level with even more fun red and green additions: a drizzle of hot sauce, salsa, sliced jalapeños, diced avocado or lime wedges.
  • Purchase an 8-oz container of guacamole, or make your own!


  • 1 Taco Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 120);  Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 6g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 40mg;  Sodium 420mg;  Potassium 230mg;  Total Carbohydrate 13g (Dietary Fiber 2g ,Sugars 1g);  Protein 12g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 8%;  Vitamin C 8%;  Calcium 10%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1/2 Vegetable;  1/2 High-Fat Meat;  1 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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