Simple Beef Tacos

Go back to basics for a taco night filled with the classic flavors of this easy beef tacos recipe. Old El Paso™ makes taco night the fastest menu of the week with Old El Paso™ taco shells, Old El Paso™ Taco Seasoning Mix and ground beef. These beef tacos are best enjoyed with any toppings you love from shredded lettuce to chopped tomatoes and cheddar cheese. Taco night comes to life in just 20 minutes, so why not repeat it every night of the week?
  • 15 Minutes Prep
    20 Minutes Total
  • 6 Servings

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 tacos with shredded lettuce, chopped tomato and shredded Cheddar cheese!


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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