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Easy Ground Beef Taco Boats

In this post I’m sharing how to make Easy Ground Beef Taco Boats.

Taco boats made with soft tortilla bowls will become a favorite meal the entire family will love. Perfect for Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, or just a Friday night.

“Let’s taco ’bout it”

I am really loving the soft flour tortilla bowls for tacos now. Have you tried them? It’s like a soft taco shell that can stand up and not fall over spilling out all of your toppings.

Add these ground beef taco boats to your Cinco de Mayo menu, grab a margarita and let’s talk about how to make them. It’s so easy!

Taco boats are really versatile and could also be made with chicken, pork or shrimp. Just add your favorite taco toppings and you’re all set.

I like to set up a taco bar of sorts so everyone can make their own just how they like it. Lots of cheese for me please! By taco bar, I mean I chop all the vegetables and arrange them on a paper plate. 😉 

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How to make taco boats: it is easy for anyone to season some ground beef for tacos. The secret to amazing tacos is a great selection of fresh toppings….like the ripest tomatoes, spicy slices of jalapeno, crispy lettuce, black olives, salsa, shredded cheese, and a dollop of sour cream.

You could also add fresh guacamole, chopped herbs…like parsley or cilantro, and a squeeze of lime. They’re all great ground beef taco toppings.

Who’s craving tacos? I am now

A non-interesting fact about me…I am one of those people who, because of genetics, thinks that cilantro tastes like soap. If I use cilantro it is very sparingly. Too much and I can smell it across the room. 

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This recipe calls for one packet of taco seasoning but I personally only use just a little bit of taco seasoning these days. Why? Well to be quite honest, because we’re middle aged and suffer from reflux now.

My inner voice is hissing like a cat for saying older. It’s true though!

I love taco seasoning and there was a time I’d use the entire packet. Just a little tip so you can adjust the level of spiciness to suit your own tastes.

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We first eat with our eyes and I love how fresh and vibrant these taco boats are. You just know they’re going to be amazing by looking at them. Taco bowls are one of the best soft beef taco ideas I’ve seen in a long time. 

Step by Step Printable Recipe for Taco Boats

Yield: 8 Taco Boats

Easy Ground Beef Taco Boats

Awesome taco boats for Cinco de Mayo menu or Taco Tuesday

Simple and delicious taco boats can be made with beef, pork, chicken or seafood. This family favorite meal is perfect any day of the week, especially taco Tuesdays or Cinco de Mayo.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



  • 1 lb Ground Beef
  • 1.25 oz Packet of Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 8 Soft Flour Tortilla Bowls

Taco Toppings

  • Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
  • Shredded Crisp Iceberg Lettuce
  • Chopped Green Onions (Scallions)
  • Sliced Black Olives
  • Sliced Jalapenos
  • Diced Ripe Tomatoes or Salsa
  • Chopped Parsley or Cilantro
  • Sour Cream

More Taco Topping Suggestions

  • Avocado
  • Guacamole
  • Mexican Rice
  • Re-fried Beans


  1. Cook the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, breaking the meat up as it browns.
  2. Drain the excess fat.
  3. Add the taco seasoning and water then stir to combine.
  4. Reduce the heat to simmer until most of the liquid has evaporated.
  5. Assemble taco boats with some of the seasoned meat mixture and favorite toppings.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 Taco Boats

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 513Total Fat: 49gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 32gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 671mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 19gSugar: 4gProtein: 59g

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy these easy taco boats for your next Taco Tuesday or Cinco de Mayo celebration.

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This recipe is shared at Foodie FridayWeekend Potluck and Meal Plan Monday.

Easy Ground Beef Taco Boats

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Monday 29th of April 2019

Taco bar is one of our favorite dinners! We haven't tried the boats yet, but they sure do look convenient!

Julia Jordan

Monday 29th of April 2019

Plus you can get a lot of stuff in them if you like ;)

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