Taco Meat


This taco meat recipe makes the best filling for tacos. You have to buy everything else, of course. Make a big batch and use it for multiple different meals: add to bean burritos or mix with a can of beans (kidney, red, or pinto) and use for Frito pie, Navajo tacos, or taco salad.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon celery salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce, or more to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir ground beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes.

  2. Season beef with onion powder, garlic salt, celery salt, and cumin. Pour tomato sauce over beef, stir to coat, and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.


I sometimes use a 15-ounce can of tomato sauce to make it stretch further.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
11g Fat
3g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 63mg 21%
Sodium 621mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 18mg 1%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 374mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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