Griddle Beef Tacos
Griddle beef tacos are tender flavorful ground beef layered on a bed of melted cheese with all the fixing for a good ole taco! These are grilled to perfection on a griddle right in your home! So you get chewy, a little crunchy, and oh so delicious ground beef tacos.
If you love tacos as much as we do, make this a complete meal by adding slow cooker Mexican street corn, bean salsa and end with some dessert churros and a virgin Michelada. And don’t forget the chips, salsa and guacamole!
My family’s favorite way to eat tacos, and my secret method for making them finger-lickin’ good!
These are too good not to share with you!
This is an Eazy Peazy meal that is easy to make, easy to clean up and easy for all ages to enjoy!
I am a big believer in tacos. They are a fun way to add extra veggies into the diet, and can be customized on the plate for the kids, etc. or those picky eaters in your family.
We eat tacos a lot.
A few years back we were staying with some friends for a wedding, and they made the most UH-MAZE-ING tacos I had ever eaten.
Seriously. Better than the most authentic, street cart, or gourmet tacos ever.
Of course the recipe is a secret (BOOOO), so I have played around for years trying to duplicate it, without success. However, this recipe is as close as I have gotten, and it is so good. It uses typical pantry ingredients, and everything easy to find at the store. So nothing complicated.
The simplicity is half the reason I love this recipe so much.
But the other half is the out of this world flavor!
What you need to make griddle beef tacos
These tacos are stuffed full of tender beef, all the favorite toppings with melted cheese and wrapped in a tortilla grilled to perfection.
You cannot go wrong with this recipe. Add in your favorites and fold over to make your personal taco.
Taco Tuesdays are a staple at our house. They are quick and easy and everyone loves them.
We make the basics and bring in a few extra favorites like avocado or a ranch dressing to top off the taco.
- Ground beef- I like to cook my beef with 1/2 cup of water at the bottom to keep it moist and tender. A good quality of meat is always a plus too.
- Salsa- pick your favorite mild, medium or hot sauce to cover over those tacos for a little kick. If you don’t have a favorite try my blender salsa.
- Taco seasoning- any brand of package seasoning is best of using my taco seasoning works great too for this recipe.
- Cheese- the Mexican blend of cheese is what I prefer. Shredded is best and it melts perfectly on the taco.
- Cabbage- it sounds weird and different but once you try it, you won’t go back! Not a fan of cabbage, try a shredded lettuce for that extra taste.
- Sour cream- added to the taco at the end for that creamy flavor.
- Corn tortillas- these are a favorite but if you prefer a flour tortilla or whole wheat those will work too.
- Fresh diced tomatoes- try and find a Roma tomato to dice up. If you need to use a can of tomatoes just make sure to drain them first.
How to cook griddle beef tacos:
Letting is simmer in the salsa and taco seasoning adds that extra dimension of flavor, and boy does it show!
You will lick your fingers clean.
The second trick is getting that nice (greasy), and crispy outer shell to help you emulate authentic street tacos!
So oil your griddle and let those tortillas get crispy!
- Brown you ground beef in a skillet: brown your ground beef with taco seasoning, and salsa. Cooking it in the salsa makes it taste great.
- Heat a pancake griddle: place your corn tortillas on it. You can use a little grease from the beef, or butter to grease the griddle if you want them extra crispy.
- Place a small handful of cheese on tortilla: top with cooked ground beef. Let cook until tortilla is getting crispy.
- Add in ingredients: cabbage, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, etc.
- Fold taco over: Use spatula to fold taco over, and cook for a bit longer until it holds shape.
What kind of ground beef is best?
You will need to choose the right ground beef.
When it comes to ground beef there are a lot of options, with different fat content.
For great tacos, you don’t need the highest quality cut, and a high fat content is okay too.
I use regular ground beef that is 70-77% lean. Fat is flavor. And you want that flavor in your tacos.
How many tacos does a pound of ground beef make?
One thing to consider when preparing this tasty taco night meal at home is how much you should make for your family.
One thing I love about tacos in general is a little meat can go far.
How many tacos you get out of each pound of ground beef really depends on how much you put in each taco.
However, a good rule of thumb to go by is this, each pound of raw ground beef will likely equal about 12 ounces of cooked ground beef.
And a standard sized taco will typically have 2 ounces of ground beef in it. Therefore you get 6 tacos out of each pound of ground beef.
Can you cook taco meat on a griddle?
No, it is best to cook your taco meat on the stove top. It can work but it would be a mess.
For Eazy Peazy clean up cook the taco meat on the stove top. I like to add a 1/2 cup of water when I am making our meat to keep it tender and juicy.
Heat a pancake griddle, and place your corn tortillas on it.
You can use a little grease from the beef, or butter to grease the griddle if you want them extra crispy.
Looking for more taco recipes? Here are these!
- Greek Chicken Street Tacos
- Tacos Al Pastor
- Baja Fish Tacos
- Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas Tacos
- Slow Cooker Honey Lime Chicken Tacos
Griddle Beef Tacos
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 Tbs taco seasoning I make my own, but feel free to use a packet
- Sour Cream
- Corn Tortillas
- Fresh diced tomatoes
- Brown your ground beef with taco seasoning, and salsa. Cooking it in the salsa makes it taste great.
- Heat a pancake griddle, and place your corn tortillas on it. You can use a little grease from the beef, or butter to grease the griddle if you want them extra crispy.
- Place a small handful of cheese on tortilla.
- Top with cooked ground beef
- Let cook until tortilla is getting crispy.
- Add cabbage, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, etc.
- Use spatula to fold taco over, and cook for a bit longer until it holds shape
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.