Ground Beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix


The perfect ground beef taco recipe! Taking just a little extra time to make homemade taco seasoning makes all the difference in your tacos.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)

  • ¼ teaspoon dried minced garlic

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • ½ cup water


  1. Mix minced onion, salt, chili powder, cornstarch, cumin, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, minced garlic, and oregano in a bowl; set seasoning mix aside.

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.

  3. Pour water and seasoning mix over beef; stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook until mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.

    looking down at a skillet of ground beef with homemade taco seasoning
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

107 Calories
7g Fat
1g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 107
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 328mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 9mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 134mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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