Beef Tacos, Taco Recipes

Beef Tacos

Our Easy Beef Tacos recipe with a flavourful beef mince filling is a great introduction to making tacos at home and a brilliant way to use that packet of mince on your shop. Even after a long day at work these Easy Beef Tacos can come to the rescue as they only take 30 minutes to whip up with most of that time spent simmering to bring the flavours together and the mince tender.

What makes tacos such a great meal for feeding a family or a crowd is that it’s more of an assembly job, everyone gets to be involved and build their tacos jut as they would like.

For this easy beef taco recipe, we use minced beef to make a picadillo-style quick dish. This is done by frying onion, red peppers and potatoes with the meat. It’s then seasoned with Chipotle Paste, tamari sauce and oregano. You let it fry for a bit, and then add a splash of beer and stock. Simmer it until your potatoes are cooked through, and that’s it! Dinner is warm and ready in no time.

All that’s left to then do is to warm up some Soft Taco Wraps to serve on the side and prepare some quick garnishes such as shredded raw cabbage, avocado slices, and a bit of our Tomatillo Salsa.

Whether it’s feeding a family of two, or bigger families, we guarantee that this easy beef tacos recipe will make everyone happy and we hope it becomes a staple in your repertoire. We’ll leave you to try these beef tacos and let us know what you think in the comments!

  • Prep time

    10 mins

  • Cook time

    20 mins

  • Total time

    30 mins

  • Ideal for

    Dinner

  • Make it

    Mexican

  • Serves

    4

How to make it

  1. Begin by frying the onion in a frying pan with olive oil. Stir and cook it until translucent.
  2. Add the red peppers and give them a good stir, then add the potatoes and let them cook for a minute or two, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the vegetables from the pan and place them in a bowl and keep them on the side while you add the minced beef into the pan with the Chipotle Paste and tamari sauce. Brown your meat over a medium heat for 6 to 7 minutes.
  4. Place the fried vegetables back into the pan alongside the beef, and mix it all together. Season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Pour in the beer and let it simmer briefly to evaporate some of the alcohol. Add the stock and cover your pan with a lid, then simmer on a low heat until your potatoes are cooked through.
  6. Once you are ready to serve, warm up the Soft Taco Wraps and keep them warm wrapped in a tea towel. Serve the beef on a nice platter and bring everything to the middle of the table, with perhaps some avocado slices on the side or a bit of raw shredded cabbage, lime wedges, etc. Now everybody can help themselves and have fun building their own tacos!

What To Serve With Beef Tacos

If you are wondering what to serve with this beef taco recipe, why not go for some:

If it’s a smaller side dish you are after:

More About Tacos

Our How To Make Tacos blog will help you to master everything you need to know about making homemade Tacos. And our Taco Recipes is our collection of tried and tested Taco recipes with more flavours, protein and veggie options. For further inspiration on side dishes, check out our blog on What To Serve With Tacos.

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FAQs

What is a taco?

A taco is a traditional Mexican dish. It consists of a small hand-sized corn or wheat tortilla topped with a filling. The tortilla is then folded around the filling and eaten by hand.

What to put in tacos?

Typically tacos are served on soft tortillas, mainly corn, but flour tortillas are also popular. A protein of some sort can be involved, meat or beans, as well as a couple of fresh elements such as lettuce, coriander, corn and pico de gallo or salsa.

Can you cook beef mince from frozen?

Yes! It is perfectly safe to cook mince from frozen. Cooking time will be approximately 50% longer than the recommended time for fully thawed or fresh mince though.

How long can you freeze mince for?

3 months

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Lisa McGreevy
Lisa McGreevy
1 year ago
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Went really well to be honest add this spice blend to a lot of meals fab taste and a little goes a long way.

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa McGreevy

Thanks for the feedback and sending us a photo Lisa! For those reading this, please see here for the spice blend that Lisa is referring to – https://gran.luchito.com/our-products/smoky-chipotle-fajita-and-taco-mix/

Steve
Steve
1 year ago
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Thanks for the recipe, and loved the product!
I made the mix using all the ingredients, but then topped a Mexican style salad with it. The result was better than I could have ever imagined! The flavours from your spices made the salad taste tacotastic!

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Steve

Tacotastic! 😀 Thanks for sending us a photo. Glad it exceeded your expectations!

Pommegranate
Pommegranate
1 year ago
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I loved these pastes! Easy to use and super flavors with my smoked beef 😀 and @granluchito nachos.

Celia - Chica Chismosa - Gran Luchito
Admin
1 year ago
Reply to  Pommegranate

Thank you! And for those who are interested, here is the link to our Chipotle Beef Nachos https://gran.luchito.com/recipes/chipotle-beef-nachos-guacamole-salsa/

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