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Beef Tacos Recipe, Guacamole Home Made

Updated on September 19, 2017
Ground Beef Tacos. Be creative with your fillings!
Ground Beef Tacos. Be creative with your fillings! | Source
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Beef Tacos and Home made Guacamole

Tacos made with lean Ground Beef and Taco seasonings are delicious and so easy to prepare. Fill either soft or hard shells with lettuce, Ground Beef mixture, onions, tomatoes, black olives, Giardiniera,Cheese and Sour Cream. Home made Guacamole is easy to make and is delicious as a Taco filling or served as a side dish with chips!

What You Will Need

  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 can sliced Black Olives
  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 cups shredded Lettuce
  • 1- 8 oz. bag Mexican Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa or Taco Sauce
  • Giardiniera (Medium is hot enough for me)
  • Tortilla Shells or
  • Ground Corn Taco Shells

Prepare Your Taco Meat and Fillings

If you are using hard Taco Shells, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. The shells only need to warm for 3-4 minutes but they taste so much better heated up!

Brown the Ground Beef until it is crumbly.

While the Ground Beef is browning you can prepare the items you will fill your Tacos with.

  • Cut up the tomato in small pieces
  • Chop the onion
  • Shred the lettuce. Iceberg lettuce is not very nutritious or tasty. I like to use Romaine or Green Leaf Lettuce.
  • Slice the black Olives into smaller pieces. If you have whole Black Olives, cut them in fourths.
  • Slice the Avocado into small pieces.

You want to be able to fit all the chosen fillings into the Taco Shell so make sure you cut them into small enough pieces. A soft shell (I prefer Azteca Tortilla Shells) is easy to stuff but the hard shells can fall apart easily. Use the extra large Ortega Yellow Corn Shells. They don't fall apart with the first bite!

  • Once the Ground Beef is browned, add the Taco Seasoning and 3/4 cup water. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Heat the hard shells in the oven for 3-4 minutes.
  • If you are using soft shells, microwave them for 20 seconds. When heated up they taste better, are more pliable and easier to stuff and fold over.

Spoon Sour Cream, Salsa and Giardiniera into small bowls. Place all cut up veggies side-by-side onto a serving board. Put Mexican Cheese into a small bowl.

  • Mix all ingredients together
  • Cover with Saran wrap
  • Chill until ready to serve

Ingredients for Guacamole

  • 4 Avocados, peeled and mashed
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, chopped or minced
  • small bunch of Cilantro, coursley chopped
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • Ground Black Pepper to taste
  • 1 TBS Lime Juice
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Taco Salad
Taco Salad | Source

Taco Salad

Leftovers? What a bonus! Turn the left over Taco filling into an easy to make Taco Salad.

For a light lunch salad start with the shredded lettuce and add the cut up vegetables. Sprinkle on Mexican Cheese. I like to use Giardiniera as my "dressing".


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Taco Salad in Baked Shell

Taco Salad is great for dinner, too. Acteca makes a Taco Salad Shell that can be baked for a few minutes in the oven. You place it over the cardboard forms that come in the box. As it bakes it drapes over the form and becomes a bowl.

Fill Your Taco Salad Bowls

  • Start with a bed of lettuce
  • Add your cut up veggies
  • Add seasoned Ground Beef
  • Sprinkle with Mexican Cheese
  • Add Sour Cream, Salsa, Guacamole or whatever toppings you most enjoy

The Taco Salad Bowl is edible, crunchy and delicious! Enjoy!

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    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks for stopping by Brett. Perhaps a fish taco while you're there? Not sure what kind of wraps they have there. When you figure it out write a hub! I appreciate you SHARING:)

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      Brett Caulton 

      6 years ago from Thailand

      Voted up and awesome. I love tacos, but unfortunately can't get them here, maybe when I get back home I will try this.

      Thanks for SHARING.

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks for stopping by Debbie, leaving such a nice comment and an Up vote. Easy and delicious suits me fine:)

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      I am bookmarking this. My children love recipes like this.. so easy to do.. thanks for the hub. I voted up

      debbie

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      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      thanks. easy to prepare and very nutritious

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks, PDX. They are tasty and so very easy to prepare. I will check out your hub:)

    • PDXKaraokeGuy profile image

      Justin W Price 

      6 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      This very similar to a HUB I wrote. I've always called them "gringo tacos" . They are certainly tasty

      https://hubpages.com/food/Gringo-Tacos...

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      6 years ago

      Well, I'm glad it hasn't taken you long to make tacos; I was kind of delayed with the smoke alarm, opening the door, and the beef was frozen solid at first, so it took a bit of a while. (But we thought it was well worth it, anyway.)

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      I hate when the smoke alarm goes off. lol. Tacos are such a great and fast meal to prepare. I appreciate your comment and your vote, f.

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      6 years ago

      Voted up. We had these last night, actually. I did manage to cause too much smoke from the frying pan when frying the ground beef for the tacos (and it set of the smoke alarm briefly!) but the end result was delicious (though I say it myself).

      Knowledgeable food hubs like this are good.

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      You're welcome and I hope you enjoy it, James :) Tacos has become a meal that is served often here. People just don't get sick of it!

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      James A Watkins 

      6 years ago from Chicago

      Just the other day I was thinking about why I have never made tacos. Then here is your fine recipe! Thank you for publishing this. I will give it a try.

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks so much, tillsontitan! such an easy meal, right? People can add the ingredients they want. The baked shell is great. I have only used the Azteca but will try to bake my own when I feel extra enthusiastic. Lol.

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      Mary Craig 

      6 years ago from New York

      Great recipe and advice. I especially like the Taco Salad in a Baked Shell. I know my family would love it! Voted up and useful.

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      It's so easy! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the comment, Eiddwen:)

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      Eiddwen 

      6 years ago from Wales

      What a great recipe and I must try this one.

      Thank you for sharing.

      Take care

      Eiddwen.

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I will do that soon....keep those easy recipes coming :-)

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Sunshine! I'm glad you like it. I appreciate you comments and your votes. Now, make yourself some Tacos! Easy:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      FANTASTIC hub and photos to compliment it!!! I'm in the mood for tacos now!! Up/Awesome/Yummy :)

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks for the comment, Fiddleman:) Quick and easy meal. Makes great left overs, too:)

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      Fiddleman 

      6 years ago

      Great recipe for doing Taco's at home.

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks for the comments Caramellatte and randomcreative. I had the leftovers as a Taco salad for dinner. Was wishing I had guacamole and Spanish Rice to go with them. Also a fan of refried beans and Black Beans. mmm.

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      Rose Clearfield 

      6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      I just made ground beef tacos last night! They are one of our favorites. My husband is not a big avocado fan, but I am, so I still include it whenever I can. I usually serve them with Spanish rice and refried beans.

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      caramellatte 

      6 years ago

      I love tacos especially with guacamole.:-)

    • pedrn44 profile imageAUTHOR

      Sandi 

      6 years ago from Greenfield, Wisconsin

      Thanks, Prasetio. I appreciate your vote. Tacos are easy and really good. You can use ground turkey, too. Thanks for stopping by:)

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      prasetio30 

      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Nice hub and very delicious beef. I really enjoy this recipes. Thanks for writing and share with us. Yummy... Vote it up!

      Prasetio

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