Taco bar on a wooden surface with multiple dishes of ingredients

Taco Bar

A Taco Bar is the perfect way to serve food to a large group. It's inexpensive, easy to put together, and allows customization for guests.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword beans, ground beef, tacos
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 463kcal
Author Stephanie Lynch



  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 tbsp taco or fajita seasoning or 1 package
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese shredded
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 tomato chopped
  • 1 cup lettuce shredded
  • 2 avocados sliced
  • 1 can black beans drained
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup pico de gallo
  • 10 flour tortillas


  • In a medium skillet, brown the ground beef over medium heat until it is cooked through
  • Drain the beef then place back in the pan, adding water and taco seasoning
  • Cook for about 5-7 minutes, until the water has mostly evaporated, stirring occasionally
  • Meanwhile, cook the refried beans in a medium pot over medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent burning
  • Chop and prepare all taco toppings
  • Place the toppings in individual dishes or serving platters
  • Keep the meat and beans warm either on low on the stovetop or in chafing dishes
  • Serve with corn tortillas, allowing everyone to prepare their own taco


All toppings are optional. These are only suggestions, but you can use any toppings you prefer.


Calories: 463kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 762mg | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 8.5mg | Calcium: 238mg | Iron: 3.1mg