Traditional Mexican Tacos

Traditional Mexican Taco Recipe

Mexican beef tacos are a classic dish that you’ll find on menus in several different countries around the world. They’re one of my personal all time favorites and this traditional Mexican taco recipe is sure to rival any that you may have tried in a local restaurant. A major key to making the perfect traditional taco is using good tortillas. Check your local grocery store to see if they sell freshly made flour tortillas rather than buying the pre-packaged kind. If freshly made tortillas are not available at the grocery store then you can also try a local meat market. This tastefully simple recipe will make a total of twelve tacos on 6-inch tortillas – enough for an entire family to enjoy! Also, to save extra time you can prepare the meat one day in advance and then preheat before serving. Stop waiting and start gathering the list of ingredients required to make this traditional Mexican taco plate in less than one hour!

Traditional Mexican Tacos

Enjoy the amazing taste of traditional Mexican tacos featuring sirloin beef, lettuce, tomato, and two perfectly blended cheeses!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Tacos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 tacos


  • 1 lb ground sirloin beef (90% lean)
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (10-ounce)
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning mix (1.25-ounce)
  • 12 flour tortillas (warmed)
  • 3 cups lettuce (shredded)
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)


  1. Cook the beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crumbled and no longer pink (this usually takes around 7 minutes) while stirring occasionally. Drain and then stir in 1 can of undrained tomatoes and seasoning mix. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for an additional 10 minutes while stirring occasionally.

  2. While the beef is cooking, drain the remaining can of tomatoes into a bowl and set them aside.

  3. Spoon the finished meat mixture evenly onto each tortilla. Top with lettuce, drained tomatoes, Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses.

  4. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Replace the flour tortillas with corn tortillas if you desire.

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