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The Best Homemade Tacos
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4.43 from 7 votes

The Best Homemade Tacos

Simple taco recipe for an easy weeknight meal!
Calories: 147kcal
Author: Jenn


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 4 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • corn or flour tortillas about 8-10
  • toppings such as lettuce tomatoes, salsa, cheese, avocado, sour cream, etc.


  • 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.
  • 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. If using flour, place a few tortillas in a damp paper towel and heat in the microwave for 10 seconds or until warm.
  • Fill insides of heated tortillas with meat mixture and add any toppings desired. Serve and enjoy!


*recipe adapted from Everyday Food Magazine


Calories: 147kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18.2g | Fat: 5.7g | Saturated Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 354mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 2g