If you spend any amount of time on this food blog you know how much I love tacos and this Beef Tacos recipe from Celebrity Snoop Dogg does not disappoint.
There's really nothing spectacular about this taco recipe. I mean it's delicious and all but pretty basic when you compare it to some of my other taco recipes. But since this recipe comes from a Celebrity I figured I would make it and share it with all of you.
🐄 How to Handle Raw Beef
Thaw raw ground beef on a plate on the lowest shelf of the refrigerator, to avoid dripping onto other foods.
Keep raw and ready-to-eat meats separate.
Wash hands thoroughly before and after handling raw ground beef. Wash cutting boards, bowls, and utensils used to prepare raw ground beef with hot soapy water and rinse well.
Use separate plates to carry raw ground beef patties to the cooking area and cooked patties to the serving area.
Use a Thermometer to ensure Ground Beef Reaches the Safely Cooked Internal Temperature of 160°F.
As with all my taco recipes, the toppings I list on the recipe card are optional. In Snoop's cookbook, he was very specific about which toppings were "mandatory" and which ones were optional but I took the liberty of saying they are all optional so you can make your tacos the way you like them.
🌮 How many Tacos per Person
For planning purposes, you should plan for two tacos per person. Each taco will have approximately 2 ounces of meat plus toppings. For reference, one pound of ground beef will yield about 14 ounces once cooked.
🌡️ How Hot Are the Peppers
The Scoville Scale is the measurement that tells you the spiciness of a given type of pepper.
|Pepper Type||Scoville Rating (Heat)|
|Tabasco & Cayenne||30,000-50,000|
I like to use pickled jalapeños on these tacos but you can use fresh jalapeños if you prefer. Additionally, I like Salsa with my tacos but you can cut up some cherry tomatoes instead for a little acidity in my tacos.
🌶 How to Handle Hot Peppers
The capsaicin in hot peppers is what makes peppers hot. If you handle hot peppers gloveless, it’s a guarantee that you’re in for a nasty case of chili burn, both on your fingers and anywhere you rub. Like your face. Ouch!
Even if you wear disposable gloves, be careful about what you touch. The gloves are going to protect your fingers, but touching any part of your body with the gloves after you’ve handled hot peppers can lead to severe chili burn.
Resist the temptation to rub your eyes. Wait until you’ve removed your gloves and washed your hands thoroughly with soap.
I prefer flour tortillas for most of my taco recipes but if you prefer corn tortillas go for it! As I mention in the instructions on the recipe card, I like to heat up my tortillas before adding the meat filling. This is simply my preference so feel free to do it your own way.
If you are a Taco lover, you need to check out our Top 5 Taco Recipes.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Beef Tacos recipe from Snoop Dogg (see recipe card for quantities): Vegetable Oil, Yellow Onion, Garlic Cloves, Ground Beef, Salt, Chili Powder, Ground Cumin, Flour Tortillas and optionally the following ingredients as a garnish: Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Salsa, Avocados, Pickled Jalapeños, Fresh Lime, Fresh Cilantro, Scallions and Hot Sauce.
🥣 How to make Snoop's Beef Tacos
In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Add the onion and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
Toss in the ground beef, salt, chili powder, and cumin. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes, stirring often to break up the meat until the beef is completely browned.
Drain any excess grease. Transfer the beef to a large bowl. Set aside.
Optionally heat the tortillas on your stovetop. Using tongs, flip the tortilla, making sure the tortilla doesn’t burn.
Top each tortilla with the beef mixture and optionally garnish with cheese, lettuce, salsa, avocado, and jalapeño, cilantro, scallions, and/or hot sauce.
Snoop's Beef Tacos
- 2 tbs Vegetable Oil
- 1 medium Yellow Onion, chopped
- 3 Garlic Cloves, chopped
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 10 Corn Tortillas, or flour
- In a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil. Add the onion and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the onion is softened. Add the garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the ground beef, salt, chili powder, and cumin. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes, stirring often to break up the meat until the beef is completely browned.
- Drain any excess grease. Transfer the beef to a large bowl. Set aside.
- Optionally heat the tortillas on your stovetop. Using tongs, flip the tortilla, making sure the tortilla doesn’t burn.
- Top each tortilla with the beef mixture and optionally garnish with cheese, lettuce, salsa, avocado, and jalapeño, cilantro, scallions, and/or hot sauce.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.