Easy Rotel Tacos: A Quick and Flavorful Tex-Mex Favorite

Easy Rotel Tacos are a simple yet incredibly flavorful Tex-Mex dish that’s perfect for busy weeknight dinners or casual gatherings. With seasoned ground beef, spicy Rotel tomatoes, and your favorite taco toppings, these tacos come together in no time and are sure to satisfy your taco cravings. Here’s how to make them.


For the Taco Filling:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 packet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (10 ounces) Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

For Serving:

  • Taco shells or tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Sliced jalapeños (optional, for extra heat)
  • Chopped fresh cilantro (for garnish, optional)
  • Lime wedges (for serving)


1. Cook the Ground Beef:

  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground beef until it’s browned and crumbled, breaking it apart with a spatula as it cooks.
  • Drain any excess grease.

2. Add Chopped Onion:

  • Add the chopped onion to the cooked ground beef.
  • Stir and cook for a few minutes until the onions are soft and translucent.

3. Season the Meat:

  • Sprinkle the taco seasoning mix over the beef and onion.
  • Stir well to coat the meat evenly with the seasoning mix.
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

4. Add Rotel Tomatoes:

  • Pour in the Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilies, including the liquid.
  • Stir to combine with the seasoned beef.
  • Allow the mixture to simmer for about 5-7 minutes, or until it’s heated through and the flavors have melded.

5. Prepare Your Toppings:

  • While the taco filling is simmering, prepare your taco toppings.
  • Shred lettuce, dice tomatoes, grate cheddar cheese, and set out sour cream, salsa, sliced jalapeños, chopped cilantro, and lime wedges.

6. Assemble Your Tacos:

  • Warm your taco shells or tortillas according to the package instructions.
  • Spoon the flavorful Rotel taco filling into each shell.
  • Top with your choice of shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream, salsa, sliced jalapeños, and chopped cilantro.

7. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve your Easy Rotel Tacos hot with a lime wedge on the side.
  • Let everyone customize their tacos with their favorite toppings.

Easy Rotel Tacos are a tasty and easy way to enjoy Tex-Mex flavors at home. This dish is sure to please your family or guests, thanks to the zesty kick of Rotel tomatoes and the versatility of your favorite taco toppings. It’s quick, simple, and flavorful—ideal for satisfying your taco cravings any day of the week. Have fun with your homemade Rotel Tacos!