New Recipe

The Best Ground Beef Tacos on the Planet.

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“OK, I MIGHT be a bit over confident in the title... but my family doesn't think so! This takes just a little bit of work and some time to simmer and will (IMHO) make you completely incapable of ever using a taco seasoning packet again. Try not to use dried onion or garlic as it really does make a huge difference in the end product. You may need to play with the amounts of the chile powder and crushed red pepper depending on how hot you like your taco meat. This recipe is reasonably mild, but YMMV Finally, try to get some high quality chile powder made with a blend including ancho and chipotle chiles. Most bulk "chile powder" out there has salt, garlic and "other spices" in it and is not even CLOSE to as good as the "real" thing! I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does!”
READY IN:
55mins
SERVES:
6-10
YIELD:
2 lbs
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. in a large skillet, cook the diced onion for about 3-4 minutes on medium heat, just until they start to go translucent.
  2. Add the ground beef and cook until it is nearly, but not quite, all browned.
  3. Add the minced garlic and continue cooking until the ground beef is completely browned through.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients, including enough water to ensure the spices get evenly distributed throughout the mixture, but not so much that it's going to take forever to cook off.
  5. Simmer until the tomatoes are cooked through and the mixture is dry enough to put in a taco shell. - How dry that is, is completely up to you and your taste!

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a
SORT BY: