Del Taco Copycat Beef Tacos Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: March 13, 2020 Modified: September 27, 2021

If you’re craving for some fresh and flavorful tacos, the first restaurant that will come to mind is definitely Del Taco. But what if we’ll give you a taco recipe that is inspired by Del Taco?

Yes, you read that right. Read on and discover how you can recreate this flavorful beef taco from Del Taco in the comfort of your kitchen. It’s easy and guaranteed fresh and delicious. You might not want to go out again.

Make this at home and use your favorite toppings for an awesome meal. Have this recipe on hand to serve it for weekend hangouts with friends and family as well!

Your homemade Del Taco beef tacos can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as a full on meal, depending on the size of your taco shells. Go for a smaller size to serve as finger food when you’re hosting a fun night of dinner and drinks at home with friends.

Del Taco Copycat Beef Tacos Recipe

How To Make Del Taco Copycat Beef Tacos

Make your own Del Taco-style beef tacos by using this recipe.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins
Makes:

Ingredients

  • tbsp rice flour, or potato starch
  • tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp brown sugar
  • ½ tsp beef bouillon
  • 1⅓ lb lean ground beef, preferably chuck
  • 1 cup beef stock, or water
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil

To serve:

  • Taco shells
  • sides, any sides like guacamole, sour cream, grated cheese, shredded salad greens

Instructions

  1. Combine your rice flour or potato starch, chili powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, garlic salt, sugar, & dried onion in a small bowl.

  2. Heat up oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Once hot, add the ground beef. Break up any large chunks with your spatula and continue sauteing until browned.

  4. Remove from the heat and drain any excess liquid or oil from the pan.

  5. Return the pan to heat and add your spice mixture, bouillon, & water.

  6. Bring the sauce to a simmer for at least 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened & no aftertaste of starch or flour.

  7. Assemble your hard taco shells and top them with your favorite fresh ingredients to garnish.

Recipe Notes

Your homemade Del Taco beef tacos can be enjoyed as an appetizer or as a full on meal, depending on the size of your taco shells. Go for a smaller size to serve as finger food when you're hosting a fun night of dinner and drinks at home with friends.

Nutrition

  • Calcium: 12mg
  • Calories: 120kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 37mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Potassium: 300mg
  • Protein: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 365mg
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 417IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use soft taco shells?

You can, if that’s what you prefer. But, to really capture Del Taco’s beef tacos crunch, we recommend sticking to hard taco shells if you want a more accurate recreation.

What to serve with beef tacos?

Tacos are great on their own, but if you want to serve it with some sides, we suggest going for some dishes that will complement your tacos and not overpower them. Go for sides like guacamole, Mexican coleslaw, or even some sweet corn, as these will go well with your flavorful tacos.

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Conclusion

Your Del Taco cravings will be easy to satisfy when you have this recipe in your recipe book. Whip up some tasty tacos for you and your loved ones to enjoy anytime of the week. Any night can be taco night when you've got this recipe with you.

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