Ground Beef Tacos with Guacamole

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Tacos changed my life. Okay, well not really… but also, maybe? Whatever the answer, I absolutely love them! My favourite are soft tacos so whenever I manage to get my hands on some, I am all over that!

The great thing about them is that they’re pretty easy to make at home too! These ground beef tacos are not at-all authentic but really are delicious. Give them a go!

In the original recipe, I used BBQ seasoning, chilli flakes and garlic powder. You can use whatever you like. I recently found this. amazing Tequila Sunrise Mexican Salt, which is sea salt infused with chilli and chipotle. This is PERFECT for the seasoning and I’m so excited about it. Use code real-food5 at checkout for 5% off.

Ground Beef Tacos

A non-authentic ground beef taco recipe. Easy to make and perfect to share. Includes a recipe for guacamole and pico de gallo.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Servings: 4 people
Author: diningwithali

Ingredients

For the tacos

  • 500 g ground beef mince ideally 5% fat
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or another oil of your choice
  • 1 tsp BBQ seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 12 Soft flour tortillas for tacos

For the guacamole

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/8 red onion finely chopped
  • Bunch coriander chopped

For the pico de gallo

  • 10 small tomatoes e.g. Cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • Bunch coriander chopped
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Add oil to large pan at medium heat. Brown mince then remove some of the fat (optional).Once browned, turn to low heat and add all seasonings. Simmer at low heat for 10-20 minutes. For the guacamole, smash the avocado (and much as you'd like) and add all the other ingredients. Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste. For the pico de gallo, chop tomatoes and add together with all other ingredients. Heat up flour tortillas in pan (or in the microwave), then assemble:
  • Heat oil at a medium heat in a large pan.
  • Brown mince then remove some of the fat (optional).
  • Once browned, turn to a low heat, add all seasonings and 1 cup water. Simmer at a low heat for 10-20 minutes.
  • For the guacamole, smash the avocado (as much as you'd like) and add garlic, coriander and red onion (optional). Add lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  • For the pico de gallo, chop tomatoes and add together with all other ingredients.
  • Heat up the flour tortillas in pan (or. microwave) and assemble as you would like. As an alternative method, heat up the tortillas in a frying pan with a small amount of butter. Add grated cheese to half and allow to melt before adding mince. Fold and flip until browned. on both sides. Add toppings.

Notes

You can substitute the seasonings for any you would like. To make it even easier, grab a taco or fajita seasoning (e.g. Old El Paso).
Here’s how I assemble mine – mince, guacamole, pico de gallo, soured cream, coriander.
This recipe is for 4 people – 3 tacos each. However,  you can have as many as you’d like. The ground beef can also. be frozen. Defrost in the fridge for 18-24 hours. Re-heat in pan. until hot.  

Three flat tortillas were heated in a pan before adding beef, pico de gallo, guacamole and extra coriander. The two shown at the back (folded) were made using the frying in butter method. Wait until the cheese has almost melted before you add the beef. These are a sort-of mash-up between tacos and quesdadillas.

And yes, it really is that easy! It makes a lovely meal and really doesn’t take much effort. But one important point is this – MAKE YOUR OWN GUACAMOLE! It’s a complete gamechanger and will add so much flavour to your Mexican/Tex-Mex dishes.

I hope you enjoy these tacos! They’re definitely one of my favourite meals to cook. One problem I always have is that I tend to add too much onto each taco and it ends up being a right mess! But you do you – make as much mess as you’d like!

Video Tutorial

Pico de gallo
Guacamole

Looking for more recipes for dinner? How about my Emmental and Herb Crusted Salmon, this authentic Pad Thai or my Creamy Red Pepper Pasta.

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