Quick Beef Tacos

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recipe by Jules Clancy https://thestonesoup.com/

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based on 3 ratings

acos are such a brilliant quick family meal. Cook some fish, beans, chicken or meat. Warm up some tortillas. Pile everything in the middle of the table and let everyone choose their own adventure. I also love them for entertaining as well for the same reason. This is my go-to for Friday night dinner because Fridays are a work day for me and so I don’t have much time to cook. Plus my Irishman is usually home late and the boys are tired from a big day at preschool / family daycare. Yay for tacos!

Inspired by: https://thestonesoup.com/blog/2018/10/02/quick-beef-tacos/

recipe updated 30 Apr. 2020


  • Oil icon
    as needed
  • Ground beef icon
    Ground beef
    500 g (about 2 ¼ cups)
  • Water icon
    ¼ cup (about 60 g)
  • Smoked paprika icon
    Smoked paprika
    1 tbsp (about 6.45 g)
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste
    ¼ cup (about 66 g)
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Flour tortilla icon
    Flour tortilla
    8 (about 464 g)
  • Water icon
    ¼ cup (about 60 g)
  • Sour cream icon
    Sour cream
    as needed
  • Coriander icon
    as needed


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  • kCook icon Small bowl
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  • kCook icon Serving plate
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Step preview

  1. Add oil to a clean frying pan
  2. Heat in frying pan - medium-high heat
  3. Add ground beef to the frying pan
  4. Stir into pieces until golden brown
  5. Add water, smoked paprika and tomato paste to the frying pan
  6. Simmer gently in frying pan - approx 5 min
  7. Season with salt generously
  8. Add flour tortilla and water to a clean frying pan
  9. Cook in frying pan - approx 1 min, medium-high heat
  10. Flip
  11. Cook in frying pan - approx 1 min, medium-high heat
  12. Pour sour cream into a clean small bowl
  13. Add coriander to a clean small bowl
  14. Transfer meat to large serving bowl
  15. Transfer tortillas to serving plate
  16. Serve
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