Soft Taco Recipe

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Pat Modified: October 20, 2021
Soft Taco Recipe

How To Make Soft Taco

You can’t go wrong with this loaded soft taco recipe. Well-seasoned ground beef and classic fixings are layered on top of flour tortillas.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1lblean ground beef,90% to 93%
  • 1tbspchili powder
  • 1tspground cumin
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ½tspdried oregano
  • ½tspgarlic powder
  • ¼tspground black pepper
  • ½cuptomato sauce
  • ¼cupwater
  • 12taco shells,either hard shells or small 6-inch soft flour tortillas

Optional Toppings:

  • cheese,shredded
  • lettuce,shredded
  • tomatoes,chopped
  • red onion,diced
  • taco sauce
  • sour cream
  • guacamole


  1. Add the beef to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Break the meat apart with a wooden spoon. Add the chili powder, cumin, salt, oregano, garlic powder, and pepper to the meat. Stir well.

  2. Cook for about 6 to 8 minutes until the meat is cooked through, stirring occasionally.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the tomato sauce and water. Stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes until some of the liquid evaporates but the meat mixture is still a little saucy. Remove from the heat.

  4. Warm the taco shells according to their package directions.

  5. Fill the taco shells with 2 heaping tablespoons of taco meat. Top with desired taco toppings.

  6. Serve and enjoy.


  • Calories: 162.11kcal
  • Fat: 10.50g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.79g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.97g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.17g
  • Fiber: 1.30g
  • Sugar: 0.61g
  • Protein: 7.58g
  • Cholesterol: 26.84mg
  • Sodium: 155.12mg
  • Calcium: 25.90mg
  • Potassium: 180.55mg
  • Iron: 1.30mg
  • Vitamin A: 13.93µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.74mg
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