Taco Bell Tacos

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by heatherhopecs

I love the "fake"-ish meat in Taco Bell tacos... I'm hoping this recipe will come close to achieving that thick, greasy, salty meat I love!

Top Review by lilcritta2

This is my go-to recipe for taco night. It is even better the next day as leftovers. It does taste similar to Taco Bell's, but my husband says it's better. I always just use a pound of meat with the spice mixure and it turns out fine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Meat Directions.
  2. Mix together all ingredient except the meat.
  3. Stir the spice mixture well making sure that all spices have been blended well.
  4. Crumble ground beef and brown stirring well.
  5. Remove from heat, rinse with hot water and drain water and grease from beef.
  6. Return beef to the pan and add spice mix.
  7. Add 3/4 – 1 cup water to ground beef and seasoning and simmer on medium low temperature for 20 minutes.
  8. Simmer until most of moisture has cooked away.
  9. Remove from heat when moisture in meat as dissipated but meat is not dry.
  10. Assembling the taco.
  11. You can refresh the taco shells by placing them in a baking dish into a hot oven, 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
  12. To assemble tacos add a couple of tablespoons of ground meat, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, and sour cream if desired.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a