Crispy Beef Tacos With Guacamole


Crispy Beef Tacos With Guacamole


  • 1 T. vegetable oil
  • 1 c. chopped onion
  • 3/4 c. shredded carrot
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 2 t. taco seasoning
  • 1/2 t. salt, divided
  • 1 ea. 12-oz. jar salsa (about 1-1/2 c.)
  • 2 ea. Avocados From Mexico, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • 1/4 c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 T. lime juice
  • 12 ea. taco shells
  • 2 c. shredded lettuce
  • 2 c. Mexican blend cheese, shredded


  1. In large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add onion; sauté until soft, about 5 minutes; remove 1/2 cup of the onion; set aside.
  3. Add carrot to onion in skillet; cook and stir 1 minute.
  4. Add beef; cook and stir until browned, breaking up large chunks as you stir, about 10 minutes; spoon off any fat from pan.
  5. Stir in taco seasoning and 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute longer.
  6. Add salsa.
  7. Cook and stir until hot and thickened, about 5 minutes.
  8. For guacamole: In small bowl, mash together avocado, cilantro, lime juice, reserved remaining onion, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  9. Divide lettuce equally among taco shells; top each with about 1/4 cup beef mixture.
  10. Divide 1–1/2 cups of the cheese into shells.
  11. Top each with guacamole; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.


Nutrition Facts
Crispy Beef Tacos With Guacamole
Amount Per Serving 12
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Trans Fat 0g  
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 380mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 2g  
  Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 17g 0%
Vitamin A 0mg 0%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Vitamin D 0mg 0%
Calcium 0mg 10%
Iron 0mg 15%
Potassium 470mg 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!

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