- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, chopped
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 cup water
- 12 taco shells/tortillas
- Your favorite taco toppings, such as shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and salsa
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the ground beef and cook, breaking it up with a spatula, until browned.
- Drain off any excess grease.
- Add the onion and green bell pepper to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Stir in the chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.
- Add the water and bring to a simmer.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
- Fill the taco shells with the beef mixture and top with your favorite taco toppings.
- Serve and enjoy!
- For a spicier taco, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the chili powder mixture.
- For a more flavorful taco, use a combination of ground beef and ground pork.
- To make your own taco seasoning, combine 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
- For a healthier taco, use whole-wheat taco shells and low-fat or fat-free cheese.
- Serve with your favorite sides, such as rice, beans, and guacamole.