Mexican Style Ground beef in taco shells

Mexican Style Ground Beef

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite quick and easy recipes-- Mexican Style Ground Beef. It's the recipe I reach for most often when we're making ground beef tacos or burritos. It's full of flavor, saucy, and not much harder than reaching for the taco seasoning. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 169kcal
Author Heather Cheney


  • 1 pound lean ground beef 
  • 10 ounces green enchilada sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced dried onion
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brown and crumble ground beef until no longer pink. Drain excess fat.
  • Return meat to pan and add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine.  Let simmer for 5-6 minutes over medium-high heat or until most of the liquid is absorbed and it’s the consistency you like—for instance, I like my taco meat a bit drier than I do for making nachos or enchiladas with.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 468mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 2.5mg