Simple Beef Tacos

When it comes to getting a filling, tasty meal on the table that your family—and your schedule—will love, there’s nothing like a classic! Tonight, turn to this simple taco recipe with ground beef. The tacos are a bit nostalgic, easy to make and filled with the Old El Paso™ signature zest. But the best part? Our Simple Beef Tacos come together in just 20 minutes with 3 simple ingredients.
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 20 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 1 box Old El Paso™ Crunchy Taco Shells (12 Count)
  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 packet (1 oz) Old El Paso™ Original 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


  • 1 Serving Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 120);  Total Fat 13g (Saturated Fat 5g ,Trans Fat 1/2g);  Cholesterol 45mg;  Sodium 500mg;  Potassium 140mg;  Total Carbohydrate 16g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 0g);  Protein 14g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 2%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1 1/2 Lean Meat;  1 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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