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Ground Beef Tacos w/My Homemade Taco Seasoning

There’s nothing fancy about this recipe, and I’m not sure how authentic it is as far as Mexican cuisine goes ~ we just know these beef tacos are fun and taste good!

No matter what type of meat I decide to include in tacos, the cooking is especially easy due to my homemade taco seasoning recipe here.  All the seasonings for the tacos are in the jar, with no measuring of spices each time I make tacos.     

After browning the ground beef and onions, add 3-4 tablespoons of taco seasoning, and a little salt; fill the shells, add toppings, and ¡Olé!  A spicy, tasty dinner with a side of refried beans!

Make your time in the kitchen easier ~ make my Homemade Taco Seasoning!

Ground Beef Tacos w/My Homemade Taco Seasoning


1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion
3-4 tablespoon Homemade Taco Seasoning
Salt, to taste
Taco shells
Favorite taco toppings:  chopped tomatoes, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, and taco sauce.


Brown meat and onions on medium heat in a skillet.
Add seasonings and combine well.
Transfer to a bowl.
Fill shells with meat, add toppings.
Makes about 10 tacos.

¡Buen provecho!


  1. Hi Pam,
    After doing that Margarita post yesterday, I have been craving even the easiest rendition of any kind of spicy food. Homemade Tacos definitely fit the bill. Thanks for sharing, Pam...

    1. Hi Louise! This is spicy, easy and good! Take care.

  2. Now you have me craving Mexican food. Love that you've made your own seasonings. So much better than store-bought.

    1. Thanks, Sam! It speeds things up a bit too to have all the spices in one jar.

  3. Pam, We just made tacos...using hard and soft shells...a couple of days ago. It's easy comfort food and it's a nice change of pace from the 'usual' menu! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

    1. Thanks, Dave! Yes, it's great for a change of pace! Take care.

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    1. Ivy, wish I could "really" share it!

  5. We love Mexican food - authentic or not! I just bought a big jar of taco seasoning from Penzeys but I'd love to try your homemade seasoning when that's gone!

  6. Glad to have this recipe for your taco seasoning. So often, when I am making a dish....I need just a bit of taco seasoning and not the entire packet. By using your recipe...I will be able to keep it fresh. Stay warm!

  7. I love your homemade taco seasoning! So much better than the little packets that have "who knows what" added to them. We love Mexican food, authentic or not! :)

  8. I love your seasoning Pam! Just filed in my recipes!

  9. Pam,
    We usually make tostadas using the same ingredient, an easy meal or snack. You are so right, Himemade spice blends are the best, and cheaper, too.

  10. Tacos are a meal we enjoy weekly at our house. Love your taco seasoning recipe. I will be giving it a try this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Dear Pam,
    Trying to catch up with all of my favorite blogs..Your recipe for the ground beef tacos is very inviting. I enjoy tacos very much and I think there is no wrong or right way. It is what you and your family loves thats what I put in mine. I love the spice jar that has your personal spices in them, easy and yummy for sure. Plus can't forget the sour cream, that seems to pull it all together. Fabulous recipe and I have to try this one soon. Haven't had Tacos in a while.. Thank you for sharing.....have a great week...
    Dottie :)

  12. Oh Pam, you just reminded me that I do not make Mexican food very often...I love the simplicity of this tacos...and yes, your homemade taco seasoning sounds delicious!
    Enjoy your week :)

  13. Dear Pam, I do enjoy tacos. They are fun and delicious food to prepare and as you say; not too much fuss.
    I also like to make my own seasonings this way you control the spices.
    I think they look real good!
    Take care and keep warm.... just a few more days of cold....I hope!!
    xoxoxo Catherine

  14. I make my own taco seasoning too. Much better flavor, and far, far cheaper than the commercial stuff. I haven't made beef tacos in ages -- yours looks great! Thanks for reminding me it's time to do these again. :-)

  15. I make my own seasoning too, just seems more healthy..and tasty! These look delish!


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