Tacos! The 6th most popular food in the world

Tacos are a delicious and versatile Mexican dish. Here’s a basic recipe for making tacos.


  • 1 pound (450g) ground beef
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning (store-bought or homemade)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Soft or hard taco shells (corn or flour tortillas)
  • Toppings of your choice (shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, sour cream, salsa, etc.)
  • Optional: lime wedges, fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Cook the ground beef:
    • Heat a skillet or frying pan over medium heat and add the ground beef.
    • Cook the beef, breaking it up with a spoon or spatula, until it is browned and cooked through.
  2. Add onions and garlic:
    • Add the chopped onion to the skillet and cook for a few minutes until it becomes translucent.
    • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Season the beef:
    • Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the ground beef mixture and stir well to combine.
    • Add salt to taste, if needed. Remember, the taco seasoning may already contain salt, so adjust accordingly.
  4. Simmer and meld flavors:
    • Pour a small amount of water into the skillet (about 1/4 cup) and stir the mixture.
    • Reduce the heat to low and let the beef simmer for 5-10 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  5. Warm the taco shells:
    • If using soft tortillas, heat them in a dry skillet or wrap them in aluminum foil and warm them in the oven for a few minutes until pliable.
    • If using hard taco shells, warm them in the oven according to the package instructions.
  6. Assemble the tacos:
    • Spoon the cooked ground beef mixture into the taco shells, dividing it evenly among them.
    • Add your desired toppings, such as shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, grated cheese, sour cream, salsa, or any other toppings you prefer.
  7. Optional garnish:
    • Squeeze a bit of fresh lime juice over the tacos for added brightness and garnish with fresh cilantro, if desired.
  8. Serve and enjoy:
    • Serve the ground beef tacos immediately while they are still warm.
    • Customize each taco with additional toppings or condiments according to your taste.
    • Enjoy your delicious homemade ground beef tacos!


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