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These honey habanero tacos are a family favorite. I never make traditional ground beef tacos anymore, and you won’t either. Some links in this post are affiliate links that earn me a commission if you purchase through them.

Weeknight fancy tacos

Do you remember when I made the honey habanero empanadas? I cannot tell you how many compliments I get on them, and I love to make them for parties.

But they take some time to assemble, even when I use puff pastry instead of homemade dough. The filling though? That had promise on its own, so I altered it to make it a taco filling.

My kids absolutely love this, and I love that it’s a changeup from the traditional ground beef tacos I make. My daughter loves adding this to nachos, and I put it in taco salad all the time.

I made it (again) this week for friends who have kids with all the allergies because they can eat it. It’s gluten free, dairy free, soy free, corn free, et cetra. 

flavorful ground beef tacos

Her son took leftovers to school and apparently bragged all over it. When I got the passed along request for the honey habanero tacos recipe, I realized that I never shared it, and everyone’s missing out. Right?

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How to Make Honey Habanero Tacos

I use 80% or 85% ground beef for this, as I want some of the extra flavor it brings. Lean ground beef tends to be dry and flavorless, so don’t use it here.

Brown your beef in a skillet over medium heat. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat.

While the meat cooks, dice your onion. Add the chopping onion to your ground beef and cook them together. 

Need to learn how to quickly and easily chop an onion? The video tutorial below is just what you need!

Mince your garlic, and add it to your pan after the beef browns. Drain your beef to remove the excess grease. Discard the grease.

Add the cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, honey, and hot sauce, then stir. Remove from the pan from the heat, and add lime juice. Stir to incorporate.

Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. My son often asks me to add extra lime juice because he loves it so much, while my husband likes extra habanero sauce.

Serve the honey habanero ground beef tacos immediately on tortillas or taco shells with your favorite toppings, on nachos, in a taco salad, and so much more.

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Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the fridge 2-3 days.

What will you top your honey habanero tacos with?

Honey Habanero Tacos

Honey Habanero Tacos

Yield: Filling for 12 tacos
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Looking to up your taco night? You'll love these ground beef tacos with amazing flavor and not too much heat. Honey, habanero, and lime complement each other perfectly.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 t cumin
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 3 T honey
  • 1 t habanero hot sauce
  • 1 T lime juice

Instructions

  1. Brown beef in a skillet over medium heat. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat. While the meat cooks, cut your onion. Add to beef and cook together.
  2. Mince garlic, and add to pan after the beef browns. Drain beef.
  3. Add cumin, paprika, salt, pepper, honey, and hot sauce, then stir. Remove from heat, and add lime juice. Stir to incorporate.
  4. Serve immediately on taco shells with your favorite toppings, on nachos, in a taco salad, and more.
  5. Store any leftovers in a tightly sealed container in the fridge 2-3 days.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1 taco
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 125 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 34mg Sodium: 143mg Carbohydrates: 6g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 5g Protein: 10g
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These honey habanero tacos are the best ground beef tacos I've ever eaten. They're full of flavor and easy to make for a weeknight dinner. Whip these up for Taco Tuesday, or enjoy them on nachos or in a taco salad and so much more. They're gluten free, dairy free, and soy free, which makes them perfect for parties, too. #tacotuesday #habanero #tacos #easyrecipes

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