Easy Beef Tacos

This easy taco recipe is the perfect way to use your gourmet chili seasoning to create a fast meal for busy schedules.

Prepared taco on plate with lettuce, cheese, tomato

Why Beef?

Chugwater Chili Corp has many reasons to love ground beef. This power protein is easy to buy, plays well with many foods and seasonings, and adds to a healthy lifestyle.  In fact, about a third of a cup of lean ground beef provides 25 grams of protein, and the updated USDA health guidelines recommend most healthy adults eat 25 grams of protein at two meals each day. Plus, compared to other proteins, lean ground beef provides all of the protein with little fat. With all of these benefits, you will have even more new reasons to love ground beef too. 

Step 1: How to Keep Your Beef From Drying Out

To keep your beef moist as you cook it, toss ground beef with baking soda and water. Let the meat sit for 20 minutes. The baking soda locks the water in the beef so that during cooking, the beef browns nicely and stays moist. 

Step 2: Brown Your Meat

In a heavy bottomed pan or skillet on medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until no pink remains. (I like 85%, but if a lower fat content is what you are wanting, a 90% ground beef is good too. With the Chugwater Chili Gourmet Blend, the taste will not be compromised.)To get smaller pieces of meat you can use a pastry cutter when chopping the meat.

Step 3: Add the Chili Seasoning

Now add in the Chugwater Chili Gourmet Blend. You can play around with the taste to make mild seasoned tacos or spicier seasoned tacos. If you like more seasoning in your tacos simply add more of the chili seasoning. If you want more mild beef tacos just decrease the amount you add.

Step 4: Assembling the Tacos

Once you have created the easy beef taco filling you can serve it with flour tortillas for yummy soft beef taco. In fact we have a wonderful Homemade Flour Tortilla Recipe you can follow. You can also add a variety of toppings to your tacos. This recipe is nice because you can create a taco bar type atmosphere and choose how you wish to assemble your tacos.
Taco Toppings:
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Shredded Lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Hot Sauce
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Diced Onion
  • Black Olives
  • Guacamole
  • Pico De Gallo
  • Toasted Corn
  • Diced Jalapeno
  • Lime Juice
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Chugwater Chili Dip & Dressing MixSeasoned Sour Cream
Recipe Notes
  • Use ground turkey instead of beef for ground turkey tacos.
  • Go healthier by skipping the tortillas shell and just using the beef, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Other Easy Taco Recipes: 

  • Crunchy Tacos - This easy crunchy taco recipe is perfect for a busy schedule or just the need to throw together and easy meal for the family. 
  • Fish Tacos - These delicious fish tacos add in the spicy and smoky flavor of our Chugwater Chili Steak Rub. They are delicious and great for a weeknight meal. 
  • Veggie Tacos - These healthy and delicious veggie tacos are perfect for vegetarians. Using our Chugwater Chili seasoning they are packed with flavor and nutrition. 

Now that you have learned a new Chugwater Chili recipe who will you share it with?

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Beef, Main Dish
American
Yield:4-6
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Easy Beef Tacos

This easy taco recipe is the perfect way to use your chili seasoning to create a fast meal for busy schedules.
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 50 M

ingredients:

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons Chugwater Chili Gourmet Blend
  • Shredded cheddar
  • Shredded iceberg lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Chugwater Southwest Style Seasoning Dip

instructions:

How to cook Easy Beef Tacos

  1. Toss ground beef with 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 2 tablespoons water. Let the meat sit for 20 minutes. The baking soda locks the water in the beef so that during cooking, the beef browns nicely and stays moist. 
  2. In a heavy bottomed pan on medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until no pink remains. Use a pastry cutter to chop the beef into small pieces.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of Chugwater Chili Gourmet Blend, more or less to taste.
  4. Stir the Chugwater Chili Gourmet Blend into the ground beef and serve with flour tortillas, shredded cheese, shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and Chugwater Chili Southwest Style Seasoning Dip mixed with sour cream. Want to show your ground beef some love? Wrap it up in our Homemade Flour Tortillas.

NOTES:

Use ground turkey instead of beef for ground turkey tacos. Go healthier by skipping the tortillas shell and just using the beef, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes. Add any topping you want to the taco including guacamole, salsa, diced tomatoes, and much more. I like 85%, but if a lower fat content is what you are wanting, a 90% ground beef is good too. With the Chugwater Chili Gourmet Blend, the taste will not be compromised.

Calories

690.39

Fat (grams)

45.00

Sat. Fat (grams)

17.26

Carbs (grams)

3.20

Fiber (grams)

1.15

Net carbs

2.04

Sugar (grams)

1.82

Protein (grams)

64.34

Sodium (milligrams)

772.26

Cholesterol (grams)

214.69
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