Beef Soft Tacos

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Servings: 5
  • About This Recipe

    “These are quick to make and taste better than the seasonings you can get in the packets.”

    Ingredients

  • 1/2 lbground beef
  • 2tablespoonsflour
  • 3/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoondried onion flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoonpaprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonschili powder
  • 1dashgarlic powder
  • 1dashonion powder
  • 1/4 cupwater
  • 5smalltortillas
  • lettuce
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream
  • tomato, diced
  • Directions

  • In a medium bowl combine the beef with the flour, salt, minced onion, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder and onion powder Use your hands to mix evenly.
  • Heat skillet to med/low heat.
  • Add beef mixture and water to the pan.
  • Brown the beef, breaking it up as it cooks.
  • Heat the tortillas in the microwave, wrapped in damp paper towels.
  • Spread meat into tortillas, top with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream.
  • Reviews

  • “These are the best!! No more trouble than the usual way and so much better! I doubled the recipe , cause we love tacos so much. It was a good thing I did. I don’t think there would have been enough! I fed 6, and we devoured all of it!!Will be using this recipe a lot. Thanks John!”

  • “these are some sissy taco’s!! lol. I’m a born and raised texan, and these needed some serious help. I added chopped black olives, a tsp cumin, a tsp cayenne, and extra 1/2 tsp chili powder and a 1.2 cup chopped onion. These were okay, but if you like some heat and “real tacos” this may not be for you. Good and quick though.”

  • “Oh my, this is good!I used onions instead of onion powder, as I didn’t have any powder on hand.I also added a can of green chilies to mine.This is the PERFECT meat for tacos and sanchos.I can’t wait to try it in some enchiladas and chimi’s!!It’s flavored just right for me… not spicy, just really good flavor.It is the perfect base meat for any mexican dish, if you are using a ground beef filling.”

  • “Son said they were great, daughter didn’t complain, husband didn’t say.4X’s recipe, may have needed a bit less flour.I did add fresh onions and small amount of cumin, I also added some salsa since I thought it was too floury.I used very lean meat, maybe that is why the flour was overpowering.Will make again!!”

  • “We love this recipe!”

  • “This is the best taco meat I’ve ever made. We had guests over when I made it for the first time, and I sent them home with your recipe. Needless to say, I will NEVER go back to making tacos how I used to– from here on out, I will only use this recipe!”

  • “We loved these last night.I have never made taco meat with flour, but I liked how it stuck together and didn’t fall out of the taco.It reminded me of a restaurant meat for tacos.Thank you for sharing…..even DD (who doesn’t like taco meat) enjoyed these.”

  • “This was easy.I was looking for a recipe that didn’t use the seasoning packs, and this fit the bill.But I used fresh onion instead of the onion powder and flakes.Next time, I think I will follow Kmmd’s suggestion and add some cumin and substitute a bit of cayenne for the paprika.Also, a shake of tabasco sauce would have been a nice addition.It was not as spicy as what I’ve been used to.”

  • “Kids loved it.Husband thought it was a little bland.I had to use real onion instead of flaked. I thought it was simple and delicious.Thanks for a quick fix. No more taco kits for me!”

  • “Very nice meat combination, but it was still lacking the amount of zip we enjoy when we use regular taco seasoning mix. I think this mix has definite potential with a few tweaks. Thanks for posting.”

  • “So I have the PICKIEST fiance ever. Literally. He hasn’t cooked at all since we’ve been together… until now. He wanted to show me that he could cook so he picked this recipe out to make. He loved it so hopefully we’ll save money by making these at home more often!”

  • “I have made this recipe a few times now. It is easy to prepare and tasty too. Thanks for the recipe. Will use again!!”

  • “Check this out! My first time making tacos. I used your lovely recipe — BUT — I used ‘vege meat or tvp granuals’ soaked 15 min. and I included some fresh chopped onions and about five sage leaves from my garden. I had to add a couple spoons of EVO Oil to the mix. It worked! Great texture and taste. Used “Salsa-sour cream dipping sauce, recipe 28610″ to drizzle over my veggies.Thank you.”

  • “I will never make tacos from a spice envelope ever again!!This was eaten up quickly by my friends and I had to go whip up another batch!Thanks for sharing!”

  • “John this is unreal!I’ve been making tacos for the longest time and have always been trying to find a different or better way.My search is over.I was doubtful when I read to mix the dry ingredients into the hamburger meat, but it works!The meat breaks up just fine and has wonderful taste.I did add some ground cumin (personal taste 1 tsp.) My son ate 6!I had hoped there would be leftovers (I did triple the recipe!), but alas it will have to wait until I fix these again.Yes, we will have these often.Thanks for posting a great recipe.”

  • “Put an end to all dine-out mexican eating taco restaurants.My all time favorite mexican restaurant is El Maguey and I am a die-hard 3 day week fan. These tacos have put an end to those frequent flyer visits for these tacos are “bestest”ever.And believe me I have tried them all. The only thing I eliminated was the sour cream and for the cheese I used the Italian 3 mixed bagged which made the flavor identical to the restaurant. The funny thing is that the tacos taste 10 times better after the meat had been refrigerated and used for tacos again the next day.(told you i am a die hard)My pocket book thanks you!!!”

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