Spicy Beef Tacos with Chunky Guacamole

Beef Tacos with Guacamole

Next time you’re in the mood for Mexican, make your own delicious tacos at home with this quick and simple recipe. Filled with the flavors of Sunset’s Certified Angus ground beef, spicy taco seasoning, crisp lettuce, fresh tomatoes, and chunky guacamole, these tacos are perfect for summer and are sure to add excitement to your next meal.

This week’s recipe: Spicy Certified Angus Beef Tacos with Chunky Guacamole

Tacos are super customizable, which makes them perfect for the whole family. Fill them with as much or as little as you like or even add your own favorite ingredients and toppings. Follow your taste buds! If you are feeling more free-form, break up the tortilla shells and build a taco salad. You can even leave the shells out altogether for a bold low-carb meal.

We grind our Certified Angus Beef fresh at all locations throughout the day from the same steaks and premium cuts of beef we sell in our cases. It’s 100% beef with nothing added, so you know exactly what’s on your plate. It’s 100% beef with nothing added, so you know exactly what’s on your plate.


1 lb Certified Angus ground beef

1 package taco seasoning

1 large tomato

1-2 cups chopped lettuce (Iceberg or Romaine)

1 cup grated Monterey jack or crumbled queso fresco

1 package taco shells

Sour cream


For the guacamole:

3 ripe avocados

2 medium tomatoes

¼ red onion

1 clove garlic

1 red or green chile

1 lime

Handful cilantro

Salt and pepper


Heat a little oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef and the taco seasoning to the pan and stir well. Reduce the heat to medium. When it is cooked through, set aside for later.

Spiced ground beef

While the beef is cooking you can prepare the taco toppings. Grate the cheese, chop the lettuce, and dice the tomato. Set them aside in separate bowls, ready for taco-assembling time.

Preparing cheese, lettuce, and tomato

Next, make the guacamole. Chop your tomatoes into a pulp, and place them in a medium-sized bowl.

Tomato chopped into a pulp

Finely dice your onions, chile, and garlic. Set aside.

Diced onions, garlic, and chiles

Roughly chop your cilantro and juice your lime.

Chopped cilantro and lime being juiced

Halve the avocados, remove the pits, and simply scoop the flesh out with a spoon. You can score the flesh first if you wish. Using a fork or a whisk, stir the tomatoes into the avocado.

Preparing the avocado

Add your diced onions, garlic, and chile to the avocado and tomatoes.

Mixing diced vegetables into mashed avocado

Gently mash the avocados and tomatoes together with a whisk. Next, add the cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper (to taste) and stir well.

Stirring in the cilantro and lime juice

You can leave the guacamole on the chunky side, or whisk it to a smoother consistency you like.

Finished guacamole in a bowl

Assemble all your ingredients and toppings—ground beef, guacamole, chopped lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and sour cream—layer them into the taco shells, and enjoy!

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Makes 4 servings

Assembled taco in shells

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