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a group of ground beef tacos topped with avocado, sour cream, pico de gallo

The Best Ever Ground Beef Tacos

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10-14 tacos 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Filled with a homemade taco spice blend, tomatoes and mashed pinto beans for the Best Ever Ground Beef Tacos done in 30 minutes or less. These easy tacos will be a new weeknight dinner favorite!



Ground Beef Taco Mixture:

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lb. grass-fed ground beef
  • 14 oz. fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilis
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 cup pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cilantro

Mashed Avocado:

  • 2 avocado, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • salt to taste


  • 1014 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • Pico de Gallo
  • optional: shredded Mexican cheese, pickled onions, pickled jalapenos or sour cream


To Make Ground Beef Mixture:

  1. Heat a skillet to medium high heat.
  2. Add avocado oil to pan along with onions. Saute for 2-3 minutes until onions are translucent.
  3. Next add in garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
  4. Add in ground beef, break up meat with a potato masher or wooden spoon. Continue cooking and breaking up the meat until browned. Approximately 5-7 minutes.
  5. Next, add in fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilis, cumin, smoked paprika, ancho chili powder, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cinnamon, chipotle chili powder, salt, pepper, pinto beans and lime juice. Stir everything together. Mash down the pinto beans a bit and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Add in cilantro, stir and set aside.

To Make Mashed Avocado:

  1. To a small bowl, add avocado, lime and salt. Mash together and set aside.

Assemble Tacos:

  1. Toast up the corn tortillas, add ground beef taco mixture, top with shredded lettuce, pico de Gallo and mashed avocado. Serve.