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Beef Tacos

A tasty spiced beef taco filling with lots of fresh topping ideas.


Taco filling

  • 1 lb ground beef, thawed
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp cayenne or chilli powder (adjust according to taste)
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • ΒΌ medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 to 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Taco shells, soft or hard

Topping ideas

  • Shredded cheese (any type, preferably pepperjack)
  • Homemade salsa (see salsa recipe)
  • Tomato (diced)
  • Sweet onion (diced)
  • Lettuce (shredded)
  • sour cream or yogurt
  • Guacamole
  • Roasted Tomatillo salsa (see recipe)


  1. Season meat with chilli powder, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Fry in oil diced onion and garlic until slightly browned.
  3. Add meat and fry until well done.
  4. Serve with topping ideas in warmed soft or hard tacos.


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