The Best Homemade Tacos

These homemade tacos are the best beef tacos EVER! They’re super easy to throw together for a quick taco night dinner any night of the week! 

Well, we survived our first week of school! Justin is getting used to having several teachers & classes in middle school and Chance is loving his 4th grade teacher and making new friends. Things are settling into a routine and I’m loving it!

With football practices, piano lessons and of course, school in session, it’s nice to have a handful of easy meals to fall back on when I only have a few minutes to make dinner for my family. These Homemade Tacos are one of those meals. They are SO simple to make! My boys get super excited when they see that I’m making these for dinner. The beef filling has such a great flavor for only having a few ingredients. Give these a try for your next “Taco Night” and I guarantee your family will love them!

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The Best Homemade Tacos
Simple taco recipe for an easy weeknight meal!
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • ⅓ cup tomato paste
  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • corn tortillas (about 8-10)
  • toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, cheese, avocado, sour cream, etc.
  1. Heat oil over large skillet over medium-high. Add onion and garlic and sauté until translucent, about five minutes. Stir in tomato paste and chili powder. Add ground beef, breaking up with a wooden spoon until cooked through. Add salt and stir to combine.
  2. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray. Place a corn tortilla on skillet and heat, flipping over once golden and toasted. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Fill insides of heated corn tortillas with meat mixture and add any toppings desired. Serve and enjoy!
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  1. 1

    Tonia@thegunnysack says

    Ohhh…I love tacos! It has been way too long since I made some at home. Your recipe sounds so delicious!

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    marcie @ flavor the moments says

    I LOVE the sound of these tacos, and I love your blog, Jen! Four boys? I’m impressed! I have two and my hands are full! Have a great day!

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    Julie Corbisiero says

    Hi I am now following you on bloglovin. These taco’s look so good. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog about the zucchini bread.
    Julie from

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    julieseatsandtreats says

    Mmmm I LOVE Tacos and it’s Tuesday so I might just have to whip some of these up for supper! Glad the kiddos are liking school. Makes life easier!

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    Meghan says

    You can never go wrong with tacos!! I’m going to share this recipe on FB, Twitter and Pinterest. Thank you so much for linking up to Wake up Wednesdays!

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    Debbie Warren says

    Hey, Jen! I have just taken the last bite of these EPIC tacos! This recipe gets pinned for sure! And I am “liking” it on my “civilian” FB page! Thanks for participating on TT&Js Party Palooza! Deb@ Kneaded Creations

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    Krista says

    Yeah for taco meals! We are huge fans of tacos over here. Love that this is quick and easy! Pinning. Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturdays!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

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    Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater! says

    Tacos are always a great dinner! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #29.

    ~Amber @

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    Julie Corbisiero says

    Hi, your taco recipe looks so good! We love tacos in our family. I saw it at share your stuff tuesday party.
    Julie from

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    This taco meat was such a nice change, had great flavor and my kids…who NEVER finish their dinner…..cleaned their plates and asked for seconds! THANK YOU, this is now a staple in this house!!

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    Melly says

    Made these the other night for the family and they were HUGE hit! Even great grandma loved them. I paired them with your homemade tortilla recipe and both were very easy and quick. A fantastic week night dinner or really just anytime you need something quick, easy and tasty. Thanks so much for this recipe!

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    Jess says

    Thanks for the recipe! I had some “Mexican seasoning” on hand so I threw in a little of that too. Served on store-bought flour tortillas + topped with cheese, sour cream, local salsa, olives, cilantro + lettuce. Easy, delicious, healthy homemade dinner in about 20 minutes, that’s hard to beat! Kids loved it.

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    Skyler says

    Love this recipe! Super easy and so delicious. I just recently posted my own chicken recipe and would love for you to check it out :)


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