Ground Beef Tacos with Loaded Refried Bean Sauce

These are our favorite ground beef tacos ever. Packed with flavor, deliciousness, and all the toppings. Done in 30 minutes, these tacos are a weeknight-staple and they can’t be beat – the refried bean sauce is KILLER!

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When you are a food blogger, you and your family rarely eat meals more than once. We are always trying/making something new. That is, unless we are talking about these tacos.

Sometimes I buy ground beef with the intention of trying something new, but then the weeknight-dinner-time rush comes around and I have yet to use up the ground beef waiting in the refrigerator and… these ground beef tacos are always our first choice for dinner. Partly because of the meat and partly because of the amazing bean sauce that always comes with tacos in our house.

In fact, I can’t believe I haven’t shared the recipe until now. These tacos are so simple, so easy and SO quick. Perfect for nights my brother has baseball games that don’t end until 8pm leaving us starving and hangry by the time we get home. Yes, “hangry” is totally a thing.

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The ground beef gets seasoned with onions, garlic, diced green chiles, cumin, and taco seasoning… of course. You can make your own taco seasoning at home so easily. We love this recipe for homemade taco seasoning.

THEN after the meat is all cooked, there’s the most amazing loaded refried bean sauce for topping. Seriously.

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Say goodbye to your love for cheesy bean dip with only beans and cheese. This refried bean sauce totally knocks it out of the park. It’s loaded with beans, cheese, taco sauce, salsa, tomatoes, and lime juice. Talk about flavor. This is the ultimate refried bean dip!! Put it on your tacos and serve it with chips…. two birds with one stone.

These are flavor packed, incredibly delicious, and done and on the table in less that 30 minutes. Weeknight dinner for the win.

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Ground Beef Tacos with Loaded Refried Bean Sauce

These are our favorite ground beef tacos ever. Packed with flavor, deliciousness, and all the toppings. Done in 30 minutes, these tacos are a weeknight-staple and they can’t be beat – the refried bean sauce is KILLER!

Ingredients:

For the refried bean mixture:

  • 1 16 oz can refried beans
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 cup Chunky Salsa
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 cup taco sauce
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles, drained
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • !For the taco meat:
  • 2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup taco seasoning (or 2 packets of taco seasoning)
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chiles
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

Toppings:

  • 12-16 soft/hard taco shells
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • lettuce
  • salsa
  • cilantro

Directions:

For the refried bean mixture:

In a medium saucepan, combine refried beans, tomatoes, salsa, cheddar cheese, taco sauce, and chilies. Stir over medium heat until thoroughly combined, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in the juice of 1 lime. Simmer and cover until ready to serve.

For the meat:

Brown ground beef and onion until beef is no longer pink and onion is translucent. Drain excess fat, then add taco seasoning, hot water, green chiles, and cumin. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 5 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed

Heat taco shells according to package directions.

Assemble tacos:

Spoon meat filling into taco shells. Top with bean mixture, lettuce, cheese, fresh cilantro, and/or sour cream.

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