Classic beef taco

Classic Beef Tacos

With all of the delicious tacos out there, Classic Beef Tacos are the G.O.A.T. (AKA the greatest of all time!) Ground beef tacos, seasoned with Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning are the tried and true flavor your family craves. Then comes the fun part choosing your favorite toppings to finish off this Classic Beef Tacos Recipe. Serve them up in convenient Old El Paso™ Stand 'n Stuff Taco Shells, with an ice cold Corona™ Extra and watch them disappear.
Prep 25 Minutes
Total 25 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

  • 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix
  • 1 package (4.7 oz) Old El Paso™ Stand ‘N Stuff™ taco shells (10 shells), heated as directed on package
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese (5 oz)
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 3/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1 cup sour cream
Recipe Continues Below


  1. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in water and taco seasoning mix; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer uncovered 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until thickened.
  2. Divide beef among heated shells; top with cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream.

Expert Tips

  • Choose crunchy lettuce for this recipe, such as iceberg or romaine.
  • Want more toppings? Try sliced green onion, sliced jalapeño, or drizzle with your favorite hot sauce.


1 Taco Calories 260  (Calories from Fat 160);  Total Fat 17g  (Saturated Fat 8g,  Trans Fat 0.5g); Cholesterol 55mg;  Sodium 360mg;  Total Carbohydrate 12g  (Dietary Fiber 1g,  Sugars 1g);  Protein 13g  
% Daily Value: Vitamin A  8%;  Vitamin C  0%;  Calcium 15%;  Iron  8%;  
Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Medium-Fat Meat, 1/2 High-Fat Meat, 1 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choice: 1

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

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