The Best Classic Ground Beef Tacos Recipe

ground beef taco


  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Total: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Cooking Method: Frying
  • Recipe Cuisine: Mexican


  • 1tablespoonolive oil
  • 1yellow onion
  • 2-3clovesgarlic
  • 1teaspooncround coriander
  • 2teaspoonsbeef bouillon powder
  • 2teaspoonsground cumin
  • 1 and a halfteaspoonpaprika
  • 1/4teaspooncracked pepper
  • 500gramslean ground beef
  • 1iceberg lettuce head
  • 1red onion
  • 8-12mini naan flatbreads
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • fresh cilantroto garnish
  • fresh mint to garnish
  • fresh lemon to garnish
  • 1avocado
  • 1/2cupCalcivita Yoghurt
  • 1/2cupPersian cucumber
  • 2tablespoonsgreen onions
  • 1teaspoonsalt

These classic ground beef tacos are the ultimate comfort food. They are appetizing, savory, and filling at the same time. These charred naan breads are packed with fresh vegetables, a spicy ground beef layer, yogurt based sauce with aromatic herbs on top .

These simple and delicious ground beef tacos start with toasted naan bread and are topped with a colorful veggie salad, flavorful ground beef, and fresh creamy sauce. It can be a perfect meal for a friendly gathering or a party dinner. It is tasty and healthy. You can side it with a green salad or your favorite roasted vegetables.


Step 1

To make the best classic ground beef tacos first you should heat the olive oil and the finely chopped onions in a large skillet. Stir occasionally, about 5 minutes or until it looks soft and translucent. lower the heat to medium and add the minced garlic cloves. Add the seasoning, including salt, coriander, beef bouillon powder, cumin, paprika, and freshly cracked pepper.

Step 2

Stir and cook until it releases its aroma for about one or 2 minutes. Push the fried onion to the skillet’s edges, increase the heat up to high and add the ground beef to the middle of the pan. Let standstill for about thirty seconds. This way, it will develop a sears crust. Then use a spoon to flip and let stand for another thirty minutes. Continue to cook until browned and cooked for about 10 minutes. Use a fork to break the ground beef crumbles. Remove from the heat and taste the mixture. Add additional seasoning as needed.

Step 3

Now it is time to make our delicious sauce. Add the sauce ingredients to a medium-sized bowl. Mix the Kalleh calcivita yogurt, chopped Persian cucumber, chopped fresh cilantro, minced green onions, ground cumin, ground coriander, and salt. Stir until well combined and smooth, then put it in the fridge.

Step 4

Slice the iceberg lettuce thinly. Wash and pat the slices dry. Slice the red onion thinly. Set aside. Spray both sides of the naan lightly with cooking spray. Grill the greased naan on a gas stovetop or a skillet until slightly charred, about 20 seconds per side. Set aside.

Step 5

To assemble these delicious tacos, place the warm naan on a plate. Top that with a handful of iceberg lettuce and red onion slices. Divide the beef mixture on each naan evenly. Drizzle with 2-3 tablespoons of the yogurt sauce and fresh lemon juice. Sprinkle fresh chopped herbs (cilantro and mint). Top them all with medium avocado slices. your classic ground beef tacos are ready, Serve warm!


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