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Homemade Ground Beef Taco Meat

Taco meat is super easy to make at home using ground beef and just a few other ingredients. Make your own taco seasoning, too, in just a few minutes! Add the savory meat to tacos, burritos, casseroles or even a simple salad!
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 337.37kcal
Author: Megan Porta


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 oz packet taco seasoning or 2 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup beef broth or water


  • Cook ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and broth or water and cook until liquid has reduced, about 5 minutes.


To make your batch of taco meat spicy, add cayenne pepper, black pepper and/or crushed red pepper flakes to the mixture.
Replace the ground beef with ground turkey for a leaner recipe.
Replace the beef with ground sausage for a more flavorful recipe!
Add 1/4 cup tomato sauce for a creamier sauce. This is a really tasty tip!
Add 1-2 tablespoons olive oil to the meat mixture for extra flavor.
Chili powder, cumin and paprika are the stars of the spices in taco meat, so for an extra punch of flavor add a touch extra of each of them.


Calories: 337.37kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.12g | Protein: 31.28g | Fat: 19.78g | Saturated Fat: 7.46g | Cholesterol: 100.92mg | Sodium: 727.67mg | Fiber: 0.94g | Sugar: 0.77g
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