Easy Beef Tacos

Easy Beef Tacos

Tacos are as easy as 1, 2, 3! Olé!

By Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • Total Time 30 Minutes
  • Prep Time 15 Minutes
  • Servings 10
  • Ingredients 6


  • 1 pound lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
  • 10 Old El Paso™ taco shells
  • 1/2 head lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)


Step 1 Cook beef in 10-inch skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown; drain.

Step 2 Stir salsa into beef. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour beef mixture into large serving bowl.

Step 3 Heat taco shells as directed on package. Serve taco shells with beef mixture, lettuce, tomato and cheese.


Calories190 (Calories from Fat100 ),Total Fat11 g(Saturated Fat5 g,),Cholesterol40 mgSodium320 mgTotal Carbohydrate10 g(Dietary Fiber1 g),Protein12 g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A8%;Vitamin C6%;Calcium8%;Iron6%; Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Want a veggie version? Open a 16-ounce can of Old El Paso® refried beans, and place in a microwavable bowl. Cover and microwave on High, stirring a few times with a wooden spoon, until hot. Spoon beans into a serving bowl, and serve with the salsa and other taco toppings. Craving salad? Place lettuce in a large bowl or on a large serving platter. Top with the chopped tomato, cheese, cooked beef and salsa. Sprinkle with 2 cups crushed tortilla chips.