5 Ingredient Salsa Verde Beef Tacos

These 5 Ingredient Salsa Verde Beef Tacos are easy to make and extremely delicious. They’re perfectly spicy and full of flavor!

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Taco night happens on a very regular basis in our home.  I am telling you, your family will go nuts for this ultra simple beef taco recipe. It’s full of so much flavor, tastes a lot like restaurant style tacos. No joke.

Let me tell you what we do…I’ve shared the stovetop version of this recipe which is amazing on its’ own. Be sure to also try this in the slow cooker. Once you cook it as directed below, transfer it to a crock pot and let it cook on low for 3-6 hours. Sooooo good.  Enjoy friends!

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Beef Taco recipe

How to Make Ground Beef Tacos

Finely chop a large onion and saute in a couple tablespoons of olive oil.

Beef Taco recipe

Add some garlic, cook and stir for 5 minutes or so until softened.

Beef Taco recipe

Add 1 pound of lean ground beef.

Beef Taco recipe

Season with kosher salt.

Beef Taco recipe

Freshly ground black pepper.

Beef Taco recipe

Cook and stir until browned.

Beef Taco recipe

Here’s the secret ingredient. Salsa Verde. I prefer the Herdez brand, but use whatever you can find in your grocery store.

Beef Taco recipe

Pour your salsa into your cooked beef and add some ground cumin too.

Beef Taco recipe

Give this baby a good stir and reduce heat to low until you are ready to serve. Transfer to a crock pot if desired or serve right away. Both are great options.

Beef Taco recipe

We LOVE the soft tortillas you can get at most grocery stores, Trader Joe’s and other health food type grocery stores. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes and a drizzle of equal parts ranch dressing and salsa verde. Perfection! Enjoy!

Beef Taco recipe

5 Ingredient Salsa Verde Beef Tacos

These 5 Ingredient Salsa Verde Beef Tacos are easy to make and extremely delicious. They're perfectly spicy and full of flavor!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Servings: 6 tacos
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Stove or Slow Cooker


  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup mild salsa verde
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons freshly minced garlic


  • Place olive oil into medium skillet or pot over medium heat. Saute onions and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes. Add ground beef, salt and pepper, stirring until browned. Add salsa verde and cumin, stirring until combined. Reduce heat to low until ready to serve.
  • You can place the beef mixture into a slow cooker and cook on low for 3-6 hours if desired.


Calories: 137kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 120IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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65 Responses
  1. Verna Anderson

    These look wonderful, On a hot summer day, coming, these would be just the ticket.
    Did not know about soft tacos, must try them. Thanks for another great recipe.

  2. Debbie

    These are the BOMB!! I had never tried green salsa but it was so flavorful. My husband didn;t care for it , so i am making another batch for myslef and freezing it so i can have it anytime. Thanks for a great recipe!

  3. Samantha

    How much garlic? Recipe doesn’t say.

    I couldn’t find thick soft tortillas at Trader Joe’s. I’ll have to check Sprouts.

    Just found you recently. Glad to know I’m not the only one that likes tacos weekly..

  4. Lynne

    Jenny, I made these and they were delicious! I used 2 small garlic cloves – you didn’t mention how much garlic to use, so I guessed. Everyone loved it!

  5. Mindi

    I love this Herdez salsa – we use it on everything! I have a similar slow cooker recipe that uses chicken and I wouldn’t have thought to try beef instead. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. I made these last night! Very easy to make, I added a jalapeno while I was cooking the onion and garlic (I LOVE spicy food!!) I was a little nervous that they were going to be bland, without having a taco seasoning packet added, but they weren’t!! They were very light and sooo good! My hubby said he likes these better than when we do use the packet (which is just pure salt!!!) I will def. be making these again!!

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