Game Day Beef Tacos

These game day beef tacos are the best snacks to serve for Super Bowl. They are easy to make, delicious, and easy to share!


For the Tacos:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb extra lean ground beef (you could also use ground turkey or chicken)
  • 1 cup white onion, diced (approx. 1 medium)
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili pepper
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 8 corn tortillas (8 inch soft taco size)
  • 8 tbsp shredded tex mex cheese

For the Avocado Lime Sauce:

  • 1/2 medium sized avocado
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 4 tbsp lime juice
  • 3/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 425F.  Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Heat a large non-stick skillet on medium heat.  Add the oil and onions and sauté until the onions are softened, approximately 2 to 3 minutes.  Add the ground meat and cook through, breaking apart with a wooden spoon.  Once the meat is almost cooked through, add all of the spices and the water.  Stir to coat the meat well with the spices and water and cook until the water evaporates and thickens to a sauce – approximately 3 to 5 minutes.  Turn off heat and remove the skillet from the stove.
  3. Heat the tortillas for 30 to 60 seconds.  Working quickly, rub a small drop of olive oil on one side of the tortilla and place it oil side down on the parchment paper.  Scoop the meat filling and 1 tbsp of the shredded cheese onto the tortilla.  Fold it closed and press lightly on the edge to secure the tortilla.  Cook the folded tortillas for 5 to 8 minutes.  Flip the tortillas and cook for another 5 to 8 minutes, until the tortillas are crispy and the cheese is melted.
  4. While the tortillas are cooking, add all of the avocado lime sauce to a blender or food processor.  Blend on high for 30 to 60 seconds, pulsing a few times to ensure the ingredients mix well.