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Enchilada Taco Meat Tacos

One-Skillet Enchilada Sauce Taco Meat

If you love enchilada sauce, and crispy tacos then you'll love this quick and easy one-skillet taco meat recipe.
5 from 2 votes


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon heaping ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 can (20 ounces) red enchilada sauce
  • Pre-made or homemade crispy taco shells
  • Shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese (and, or taco toppings of your choice)


  • Heat a large skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil.
  • Add the onions and garlic. Stir.
  • Add the ground beef, ground cumin, salt and pepper.
    Using a spatula or wooden spoon, stir while breaking the ground beef into little pieces that are all about the same size so that it cooks evenly.
  • Continue to cook until the meat is thoroughly cooked (about 7 to 10 minutes in total).
  • Turn the heat off and transfer the meat mixture on to a paper towel-lined plate to drain off any excess grease.
  • Add the meat mixture back into the pan. Heat the pan on low to medium heat.
  • Add the enchilada sauce and stir.
  • Continue to stir until the enchilada sauce is warm and it completely coats the ground beef (about 5 minutes).
  • Serve warm in crispy taco shells.
    Top with shredded lettuce and cheddar cheese, and/or taco toppings of your choice.