Very quick and easy way to make meat for tacos, or served over rice. My husband loved this -- it was a last minute meal idea!!! Enjoy!!

JMK
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet over medium heat, brown the ground beef with onion; drain fat.

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  • Stir in ketchup, taco seasoning, and cold water. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

370.9 calories; 21 g protein; 16.4 g carbohydrates; 85.1 mg cholesterol; 1060.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2006
I planned on serving this over rice for my teenage son. He ended up bringing in 4 of his friends who also wanted to eat...as teenage boys often do ( chuckle ). They ate every last bit of it and wanted more. I did change a little - I added a 1/4 cup of ketchup, a 1/2 cup of salsa and some garlic powder to it. It was REALLY very good. Read More
(114)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2003
Average recipe. Easy to make but the pre-mixed taco seasoning has loads of salt. I would suggest making your own spice mixture and using that instead. Read More
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85 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 10
Rating: 3 stars
12/01/2003
Average recipe. Easy to make but the pre-mixed taco seasoning has loads of salt. I would suggest making your own spice mixture and using that instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2006
I planned on serving this over rice for my teenage son. He ended up bringing in 4 of his friends who also wanted to eat...as teenage boys often do ( chuckle ). They ate every last bit of it and wanted more. I did change a little - I added a 1/4 cup of ketchup, a 1/2 cup of salsa and some garlic powder to it. It was REALLY very good. Read More
(114)
Rating: 1 stars
05/09/2007
I do not even know what to say about this recipe other than YUCK! Are they tacos or meatloaf. I had to give it a one star because they will not let you submit it but it does not even deserve that. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/02/2009
As simple as it is to make great taco meat from scratch (and far less salty and more tasty) with 6 ozs. of tomato paste 1 can of Ro-Tel tomatoes (undrained) 2 tsp. cumin salt 2 tsp. chili powder and 1/2 tsp black pepper this take on taco meat isn't something I'd ever use again...and certainly not something I'd serve to adults. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2006
This recipe was really good. The only change I made was to decrease the ketchup to 1/4 cup and add 1/4 cup salsa instead. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/24/2010
forget the katchup use salsa instead its amazing!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2007
My family Loved this recipe! I only made a few changes... I doubled the recipe (to feed 3 teens and a hubby); I added 3/4 cup salsa (Hell on the Red brand) and 1/4 cup ketchup and a dash of garlic powder. This we rolled up into soft tortillas with some fresh chopped tomatoes shredded green leaf lettuce and sour cream. Great for a quick night's supper when everyone's going to soccer practice football band etc. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/26/2005
It was just too sweet... and I didn't even use as much ketchup as it called for. The next time I make this I'll only put in 1/8 cup of ketchup. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2007
Simple and better tasting than just adding a package of taco seaoning. Vadie Read More
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