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A simple, quick, delicious, and easy to make beef tacos using La Victoria Salsa, ketchup, and cayenne pepper.

(Last Updated On: August 16, 2022)

This ground beef taco recipe is quick and easy to make, and a favorite the whole family loves. When you don’t have much time to be in the kitchen, this simple easy-to-make beef taco recipe can save the day.

Tacos are also nutritious and good for your body. There is protein from the ground beef and cheddar cheese, and vitamins and minerals from the assorted vegetables.

Ground Beef Taca Recipe with Salsa

When my daughter makes tacos, she adds 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper comes from a moderately hot chili pepper containing capsaicin. Capsaicin is the compound that gives the peppers their heat.

Key Ingredients for Ground Beef Taco Recipe

  • 2 pounds of lean ground beef
  • One 16-ounce jar of La Victoria Salsa Victoria Hot (or your favorite salsa)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup ketchup (not shown).
  • Soft taco flour tortillas

Toppings

  • Refried beans
  • Extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
Ingredients for  ground beef taco recipe.
Ingredients for ground beef taco recipe.

Step-By-Step Ground Beef Taco Instructions with Photos

Put 2 pounds of lean ground beef in the frying pan, then brown on medium-high heat. Brown the hamburger until there is no pink left. Chop it up, move it around, and mix it up while it is browning. This takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes.

While the ground beef is browning, open the can of refried beans and simmer on the stove until you are ready to eat. Stir occasionally.

Two pounds of ground beef in a frying pan.
Two pounds of ground beef in a frying pan.

The photo below shows what the lean ground beef looks like when it is chopped up, browned, and has no pink left in it. At this time, remove any unwanted liquid grease from the frying pan.

Browned ground beef with no pink.
Browned ground beef with no pink.

Adding Salsa

This recipe uses one 16-ounce jar of La Victoria Salsa Victoria Hot. There are some good things in this little jar of salsa, such as tomatoes, onions, distilled vinegar, garlic, and Santa Fe peppers. Still only 10 calories in 2 tablespoons.

A jar of La Victoria Salsa Victoria - Hot.
A jar of La Victoria Salsa Victoria – Hot.

Pour the 16-ounce jar of La Victoria Salsa Victoria Hot on the ground beef, then add 1/4 cup of ketchup, and 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (not shown), together with the ground beef mixture. Stir all together with the ground hamburger. Simmer on low heat for about 7 minutes or so.

La Victoria Salsa Victoria, ketchup, and cayenne pepper is added to the ground  beef in the frying pan.
La Victoria Salsa Victoria – Hot, ketchup, and cayenne pepper are added to the ground beef mixture

The hot and spicy ground beef taco mixture is now finished and ready to eat.

Taco ground beef is ready to eat.

To Prepare a Taco

Heat a tortilla (flour tortilla) in the microwave for about 10 seconds. Take out of the microwave and put a layer of refried beans on it, then a layer of the taco meat mixture, a layer of extra sharp cheddar cheese, then a layer of lettuce and tomatoes. Eat and enjoy. Our side dish is French fries.

A delicious hot spicy taco
A delicious hot spicy taco

Final Thoughts

We use flour tortilla shells heated in the microwave, but there are other “how to prepare a taco” options to choose from.

For example, you can use a hard corn shell instead of a flour tortilla, or you can use no shell at all, like a taco salad. For a taco salad, put all of the finished taco ingredients in the same order on your plate, minus the taco shell.

Ground Beef Tacos

The whole family loves the flavor of these tacos, even my 3 granddaughters at a young age. The flavor is hot but not overwhelming, spicy, and so delicious. A must-try for your family too. Enjoy!

And I’ve heard that there’s always room for dessert – when it’s peach cobbler. So yummy!

Ground Beef Taca Recipe with Salsa

Easy Ground Beef Taco Recipe with Salsa

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A simple, quick, delicious, and easy to make beef tacos using La Victoria Salsa, ketchup, and cayenne pepper.
5 from 2 votes
Cost $20
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings 8

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 16 ounce La Victoria Salsa Victoria Hot (or your favorite salsa)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup Ketchup (give or take)

Toppings

  • 16 ounce refried beans (1 can)
  • 1 pound grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 bag shredded lettuce
  • 10 ounce tomatoes (1 container)

Instructions
 

  • Put the lean ground beef in a frying pan. Brown on medium heat for about 15 minutes or until no pink is left in the hamburger. Drain Liquid.
  • Pour the salsa on the hamburger.
  • Add the ketchup and the cayenne pepper. Mix together.
  • Simmer on low heat for about 7 minutes or so.

Prepare A Taco

  • Heat 1 flour tortillas in the microwave for about 10 seconds.
  • Spread a layer of refried beans on the flour tortilla.
  • Put a layer of the ground beef mixture.
  • Toss on some sharp cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes.

Recipe Notes

  • There are many different toppings you can sprinkle on top of your tacos. A few examples are sour cream, diced onions, black olives, mild salsa or hot salsa, shrimp, black beans, refried beans, or guacamole.
Keyword ground beef, hamburger, hot, spicy, taco
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