Simple Beef Tacos

Simple Beef Tacos

Go back to the basics with these flavor-filled easy beef tacos. Old El Paso™ makes taco night the fastest meal of the week with Old El Paso™ Taco Shells, Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix and ground beef. That's dinner ready in just 20 minutes! Enjoy these Simple Beef Tacos with all your favorite toppings.
Prep 15 Minutes
Total 20 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1 box (4.6 oz) Old El Paso™ taco shells (12 shells)
  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat taco shells as directed on box.
  2. 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.
  3. Spoon beef into taco shells.

Expert Tips

  • For a dinner your family will love, top these Simple Beef Tacos with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato and shredded cheddar cheese!
  • Make this Simple Beef Tacos recipe your own! Try using ground turkey or pork instead of the beef.
  • Top these easy beef tacos with equally easy Old El Paso™ squeeze sauces. From Mild Taco Sauce to Spicy Queso Blanco and Zesty Ranch, there’s something for everyone!


Calories240(Calories from Fat120),Total Fat13g(Saturated Fat5g,Trans Fat1/2g),Cholesterol45mgSodium500mgTotal Carbohydrate16g(Dietary Fiber1g Sugars0g),Protein14g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A6%;Vitamin C0%;Calcium2%;Iron8%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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