Beef Tacos


  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1/2 cup onion finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed chilli flakes optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 14 ounce can diced tomatoes drained
  • 8 taco shells
  • assorted toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion and shredded cheese


  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
  • Add the ground beef and break up with a spatula. Add the onion to the pan.
  •  Cook, stirring occasionally, until beef is done and onion is soft, 5-6 minutes. Drain off any excess fat.
  • Add the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, smoked paprika, cumin, salt and pepper to the pan. Stir to coat the meat in the seasonings.
  • Add the tomatoes to the pan and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Spoon the beef into the taco shells and add toppings such as lettuce, tomatoes and cheese. Serve immediately.