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Crispy Beef Tacos

These tacos are crispy with a shell that just gives the right texture to the meat. The easiest tacos you'll ever make! 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 252kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup roasted green chilies
  • 3/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup colby jack cheese for topping
  • 1 to mato finely diced for topping
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded lettuce for topping
  • 8 hard shell tacos


  • In a large skillet, heat some olive oil. Add the onions and cook until the onions are soft and translucent.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for additional 20 seconds.
  • Add the ground beef and cook over high heat
  • Stir in the oregano, granulated garlic, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, bay leaf salt, pepper, roasted green chilies, and tomato sauce.
  • Cover and simmer the beef over medium low heat for about 40 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the colby jack cheese over the beef, cover and let it simmer for an additional 5 minutes or until the cheese melts.
  • Serve on hard shell tacos and Enjoy!



Calories: 252kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 280mg | Potassium: 338mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 2mg