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Classic Beef Tacos (with homemade seasoning)

Classic Beef Tacos (with homemade seasoning)
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Classic Beef Tacos with Homemade Seasoning-3

I love love love love love tacos. So when PRE Brands asked me to develop recipes for their new packaging, I instantly knew that I needed to include a taco recipe. I am convinced that most people love tacos just as much as me.

I picked a classic taco beef recipe with made with a blend of spices you probably already have in your spice rack. It’s a mild spice mix with just a touch of spice, but you could easily increase the spice level by adding more chili powder and paprika to taste.

Classic Beef Tacos with Homemade Seasoning-2

I had a good amount of leftover taco meat from testing this recipe a couple of times, so I used the extra meat to make taco pie. The taco pie was very similar to this recipe, but I replaced the chicken with the beef. I made a total of 4 taco pies with 2 pounds of extra beef. We ate one right away, delivered two pies to friends about to have a baby, and put one in our freezer. It was such a quick and easy way to make several meals.

Beef Tacos

Classic Beef Tacos with Homemade Seasoning

Beef Tacos

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 16 ounces Pre-Brands 95% Ground Beef
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Ground Pepper
  • 1 tbsp. Ground Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp. Cumin
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • ½ cup White Onion
  • ¾ cup Water
  • Your favorite taco shells and toppings


  1. Heat a skillet over medium low heat. Add the beef, salt, and pepper. Use a wooden spoon to stir the salt and pepper into the beef, while breaking it up into small pieces. Let cook until browned, this will take about 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk the paprika, chili powder, cumin, and garlic together, and pour it over the beef. Add the onion. Stir together and let simmer for 6 minutes. Serve with your favorite taco shells and toppings.
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