You will love these easy taco recipes from scratch. Authentic Mexican tacos are usually plain compared to ones we find at the restaurant as indicated in the photos below.
Offering many homemade Mexican recipes; beef tacos, steak tacos, chicken tacos, homemade taco seasoning, taco sauce from scratch and more below.
Easy Taco Recipes
GROUND BEEF TACOS RECIPE
1 lb ground beef (ground chicken or turkey)
3 TBS taco seasoning recipe below
1 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup taco sauce, recipe below
guacamole, recipe below
Brown and drain hamburger. Add taco seasoning to the browned hamburger mixture. You are ready to make your tacos.
Chicken Enchilada Recipe (homemade refried beans | in photo)
A perfect addition to my taco recipes.
HOMEMADE TACO SAUCE FROM SCRATCH
1 cup homemade tomato sauce
1/3 cup water
1/4 tsp homemade chili powder
1-1/2 tsp cumin
1-1/2 tsp minced onion
1 TBS vinegar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp canola oil
1/2 tsp homemade onion powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp homemade cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
homemade hot sauce, to taste
Place ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for 15 minutes. Cool and chill before using.
These recipes are just guidelines, so if you love heat or cilantro, please add more. Delicious on any of these taco recipes.
EASY GUACAMOLE RECIPE
3 fresh ripe avocados – peeled, pitted, mashed
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
3 TBS fresh cilantro, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 fresh lemon, juiced
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp fresh garlic, minced
In a large bowl, mash the avocados and add the lime juice and salt; mix well to combine. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Chill for at least 1 hour before serving.
You may also want to take a peek at my easy Mexican recipes – you may find something you love like chicken enchiladas or homemade guacamole; and that’s just starters.
Don’t forget to try my authentic Mexican dessert recipes like Sopapilla Cheesecake and Fiesta Pear Dessert Recipe. Outstanding.
HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING FROM SCRATCH
2 TBS chili powder
2 tsp cumin
1-1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp oregano
cayenne pepper to taste, optional
If you are using this mix for tacos, use 3 tablespoons of this mix per pound of cooked and drained ground beef. Add 1 teaspoon of flour to the seasoned ground beef to thicken it, along with 1/4 cup of water. Heat everything thoroughly.
You must try this delicious mix with my easy chicken enchilada recipe. It’s to die for.
Make a big batch and pour into glass containers. Wrap with a ribbon and give as gifts. It makes food taste amazing.
This taco recipe is pure and authentic. You may grill the steak if you want – a wonderful flavor.
HOMEMADE STEAK TACOS RECIPE
2 pounds top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
salt and pepper to taste
18 (6 inch) homemade corn tortillas
1 medium onion, diced
4 fresh jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
4 limes, cut into wedges
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
Marinate the sliced steak with a little fresh squeezed lime, salt, and pepper for about 10 or 15 minutes (just long enough to have a Corona) before you sear it in a cast iron skillet.
Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Fry the steak strips, stirring constantly, until browned on the outside and cooked through, but not too firm, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove to a plate and keep warm.
Heat the oil in the skillet, and quickly fry each tortilla on both sides, until it puffs, flip and remove immediately. Wrap in foil and place in warm oven.
Place tortillas on a plate, and top with steak strips, onion, jalapeno, and cilantro to taste. Squeeze lime juice over. Wrap and eat.
Authentic taco recipe for chicken tacos.
GRILLED CHICKEN TACOS RECIPE
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, sliced in strips
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1 lime, juiced
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 green onions, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp oregano
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/2 cup guacamole, recipe above
10 (6 inch) homemade flour tortillas
1 tomato, diced
1/4 cup shredded lettuce
1/4 cup shredded Co-Jack cheese
1/4 cup salsa, recipe above
Add vinegar, lime juice, sugar, salt, pepper, green onion, garlic and oregano and let chicken marinate for 30 minutes. Grill and brush with marinade until cooked through. You can also saute chicken in the marinade in a skillet. Set aside.
Heat a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Place a tortilla in the pan, warm, and turn over to heat the other side. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Serve lime chicken mixture in warm tortillas topped with tomato, lettuce, cheese, guacamole and salsa.
Instead of sauteing or grilling the lime chicken, you can boil the chicken breasts until cooked through and then shredded them. Then cook the chicken with the liquids for about 10 minutes, til it had absorbed the flavors.