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Taco Meat

Rated as 4.23 out of 5 Stars
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"This recipe makes just the taco meat. You have to buy everything else, of course. Make a big batch and use for a multiple of different meals: add to bean burritos for a more hearty and tasty burrito, or add a can of beans (kidney, red, or pinto) and use for Frito® Pie, Navajo tacos, or taco salad."
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Ingredients

15 m servings 188
Original recipe yields 5 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir 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 the beef, stir to coat, and simmer until thickened, slightly, about 5 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • I sometimes use a 15-ounce can of tomato sauce to make it stretch further.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 188 calories; 11.2 2.8 18.3 63 621 Full nutrition

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This is a great change of pace for an easy taco meat. The celery salt is perfect in this recipe. Thank you Natalie.

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I actually worked at a taco joint in the mid 70's and I remember our taco meat recipe. Broken down for 1 pound of ground beef, add: 1 Tbsp onion powder, 1Tbsp garlic powder, 1Tbsp cumin, 1Tbsp s...

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I actually worked at a taco joint in the mid 70's and I remember our taco meat recipe. Broken down for 1 pound of ground beef, add: 1 Tbsp onion powder, 1Tbsp garlic powder, 1Tbsp cumin, 1Tbsp s...

This is a great change of pace for an easy taco meat. The celery salt is perfect in this recipe. Thank you Natalie.

I used this recipe to make beef and bean burritos. I cooked an onion with the ground beef rather than using onion powder and added a can of refried beans with green chiles at the end. I didn't h...

This was way under seasoned. I made it a second time with the same spices but quadrupled+ everything but the celery salt. Much better! Basically a heaping tablespoon of all the spices, and a nic...

Thanks for the recipe!!! I used ground turkey and substituted tomato paste for tomato sauce, (that's what I had in the pantry), and made a taco salad. Best taco meat seasoning used to date.

I made this for the family and it turned out really good. had to add a lil more of each ingredient and also used fresh onion and garlic instead. also substituted mild taco sauce for the tomato. ...

So simple and healthier than the packet. thank you!

I love this recipe!! I did make a few changes though, I did not want to use the sauce it calls for , so I used taco sauce instead and I also didn't add the celery salt and it still tastes fantas...

Super easy to make and super delicious. It's well rounded and I would say it's equivalent to Taco bell & Del Taco's Taco meat taste. I did however add fresh garlic to the recipe and little bit m...