How to Make Your Own Beef Tacos

Taco is one of the popular traditional adopted from Mexican foods that we enjoy. Learn how to make it on your own!

Step 1: what you will need are:

Meat filling ingredients

1 kg ground beef

1 cup vegetable oil

1 tsp finely chopped garlic

1 tsp finely ground black pepper

½ cup chopped onions

½ cup bell pepper

500g taco mix


Taco sauce ingredients

500g tomatoes

100g chinese parsley (Coriander)

1 lemon


Taco toppings ingredients

4 large size cucumber (or as desired amount)

1 large size lettuce (or as desired amount)

500g shredded cheese

1 tsp bean paste for every taco

Guacamole as desired

Taco shells/corn tortillas or soft tacos (as desired amount and taste)


Step 2: After gathering all your ingredients, make the meat filling. Heat 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil on your large skillet. Add the garlic, onions and bell pepper, sauté for few minutes, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes, and then add your ground beef and ground black pepper. Stir it to break up the ground beef and incorporate it to the vegetable mixture. After 10 minutes of stirring, add your taco mix. Let your beef cook, uncovered for 20 minutes, with medium heat, stirring occasionally until the meat is completely brown and the flavors have combined well.

Step 3: While the meat is cooking make the taco sauce. Grab your medium size bowl and combine the small bits chopped tomatoes, chopped coriander and the fresh lemon juice. Mix it well and set aside for use later.

Step 4: After making the sauce, prepare the toppings. Slice your cucumbers into small cubes and put it on a medium size bowl. After which, cut your lettuce on a small horizontal manner and put it on a medium size bowl as well. Then, prepare the shredded cheese and the bean paste on your dining table.

Step 5: After making the toppings, prepare your taco shells or soft tacos. Do this before eating so you could still feel the heat. You may heat your taco shell or soft tacos on your oven with medium for 3 minutes. You may not heat your taco shells.

Step 6: Before filling your taco with your cooked ground beef, using your spoon, spread some bean paste on your tacos. Then, fill it with your cooked ground beef, your prepared taco sauce and top it with the shredded cheese, cucumber and lettuce. As desired you may top some of your favorite tortilla chili paste or guacamole. For your soft tacos, after filling all the ingredients, fold it in half. Finally you have your own beef tacos.


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2 Responses to “How to Make Your Own Beef Tacos”

  1. allayne says:

    Hi Janie,

    I really want to try this tasty taco but it can help if you add some pictures for the series of steps stated and a picture of a taco should we be making.

    Thanks and more power.

    Kind Regards,

    Alistair “Allayne” Javillonar

  2. Janie says:

    Hello Allayne,

    Yes, thanks for your concern…
    I hope i could some in one of these days. 😀

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