How-to-Make-the-most-flavorful-Taco-Meat-(Ground-Beef)-Recipe

The Most Flavorful Taco Meat (Ground Beef) Recipe

This taco meat is made with fresh ingredients. No taco seasonings(packages) were used. The meat is cooked with fresh garlic, oregano, onion, red, yellow, orange, green peppers, cilantro and for the spicy kick, I used jalapeno peppers. The meat is moist, juicy and flavorful.

How-to-Make-the-most-flavorful-Taco-Meat-(Ground-Beef)-Recipe

This recipe is perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, movie nights or any other gatherings. It is so easy to make and all you have to do after making the meat is put it on the table aside with your favorite toppings and let everyone custom their own taco

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What’s the best meat to use to make this amazing taco meat?

I like to use meat that has some fat. The ideal meat I like to use is ground beef of 70-80% lean and 20-30% of fat. The fat gives the meat great flavors and keeps the meat moist. You can also use ground turkey for this recipe.

How to make the taco meat ( ground beef ) filling:

Step 1: Season the ground beef with garlic, salt, and black pepper. I like to combine these ingredients with a mortar & pestle to intensify flavors.

mortar and pestle with garlic, salt, and black pepper

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Step 2: In a skillet over medium, high heat, add olive oil then proceed to add the already seasoned ground beef. If you prefer, remove some of the fat. I like to keep it as the vegetables will absorb all of it.    Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the meat starts to brown.

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Step 3: Proceed to add the vegetables

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Step 4: Add some taco salsa and some tomato sauce and stir to combine. Continue cooking over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes.

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Step 5: Simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce has thickened and all the vegetables are cooked.

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Now it is time to assemble the Tacos:

I like to use hard taco shells, but you can use soft tacos, taco bowls or even tortillas. First, add the meat into the taco shell and add your favorite toppings. For me, the red and white cabbage, some tomatoes and extra jalapenos make my day.   There are a few sauces I recommend to have with this delicious taco meat:

  • Old El Paso Taco Salsa
  • Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • Cholula Hot Sauce

My favorite topping ingredients:

I like to have a platter with shredded white and red cabbage which is my family’s favorite. I also add tomatoes, romaine lettuce, lime and a few slices of jalapenos for extra heat.

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This is perfect taco filling but it also tastes amazing over fluffy white rice. I like to add some minced carrots to the meat if I know I will serve over rice. This is optional but it tastes so good!

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These ground beef tacos come together in just minutes. This is one of my favorite recipes to make when I have a lot of people over or when I’m struggling with finding something to cook for dinner. They are delicious and fun to make. Even kids will have fun putting together their own taco. This recipe couldn’t be any easier.

How-to-Make-the-most-flavorful-Taco-Meat-(Ground-Beef)-Recipe

How to Make the most flavorful Taco Meat (Ground Beef) Recipe

This taco meat is made with fresh ingredients. No taco seasonings(packages) were used. The meat is cooked with fresh garlic, oregano, onion, red, yellow, orange, green peppers, cilantro and for the spicy kick, I used jalapeno peppers. The meat is moist, juicy and flavorful.


This recipe is perfect for birthday parties, family reunions, movie nights or any other gatherings. It is so easy to make and all you have to do after making the meat is put it on the table aside with your favorite toppings and let everyone custom their own taco.

Course Dinner,, Main Dish
Cuisine American, Latin American
Keyword easy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 259 kcal

Ingredients

  • Taco Shells

Taco Meat:

  • 1 pound ground beef 70-80%
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves
  • cup Old El Paso Taco Salsa
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup onion
  • ½ cup red pepper
  • ½ cup green peppers
  • ½ cup orange peppers
  • Cilantro
  • Carrots optional( if serving over rice)

My favorite topping ingredients:

  • 1 cup Red cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup White cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 jalapeno
  • Lime

Instructions

  1. Season the ground beef with garlic, salt, and black pepper. I like to combine these ingredients with a mortar & pestle to intensify there flavors.

  2. In a skillet over medium, high heat, add olive oil then proceed to add the already seasoned ground beef. If you prefer, remove some of the fat. I like to keep it as the vegetables will absorb all of it.    Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes or until the meat starts to brown. 

  3. Proceed to add the vegetables

  4. Add some taco salsa and some tomato sauce and stir to combine. Continue cooking over medium-high heat for about 3 minutes.

  5. Simmer over medium-low heat until the sauce has thickened and all the vegetables are cooked.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make the most flavorful Taco Meat (Ground Beef) Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 259 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 1441mg60%
Potassium 591mg17%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 1930IU39%
Vitamin C 65.7mg80%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

**Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.

This Taco Meat is very hard to resist!

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