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Easy Taco Meat

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Easy Taco Meat- A quick, flavorful taco meat that can be used in a variety of dishes. It can also be dressed up or down to fit your taste preference.

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Ingredients Needed

  • Ground beef
  • Minced onion
  • Taco seasoning
  • Cornstarch
  • Your preferred liquid

Ingredients Notes

Can I Use a Different Type of Protein?

Yes. This will also work with ground turkey, ground chicken or a meatless crumble. However, these proteins do contain less fat than the ground beef. You may want to adjust the seasoning and browning/cooking the meat will probably not take as long.

Minced Onion

If desired, you can use a fresh onion. Chop your desired amount into pieces ( again, your choice) Add it in with the meat as it is browning.

Preferred Liquid

This again, depends on your preference or honestly, what you may have in your kitchen. You can use water, chicken broth, beef broth or tomato sauce. I have used all of these with this taco meat and it comes out great each time.

Using the broth (s) and tomato sauce does give you a bit more flavor. So, if you go with water, you can increase your taco seasoning. If you use the tomato sauce and the meat seems too thick, add a smidgen of water to thin it out.

Taco Seasoning

Go with your favorite! It can be a store bought or homemade.

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Recipe Notes

  • This meat mixture can be used anywhere you wish to use it. I love making tacos and tostadas with it ( see pic). However, it can also be used for enchiladas, salads, nachos, quesadillas and casseroles.

Storage & Freezing

  • Keep any leftovers in a covered container. It is best used within a week.
  • If desired, you can freeze this for future use. Let the meat cool completely, then, store in an airtight, freezer safe, container or storage bag. When you are ready to use, let it defrost. Then, heat up in a skillet ( under low/medium heat) or in the microwave.
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Yield: Serves: 6

Easy Taco Meat

Easy Taco Meat- Big Green House

Easy Taco Meat- A quick, flavorful taco meat that can be used in a variety of dishes. It can also be dressed up or down to fit your taste preference.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 TBSP minced onion
  • 2-3 TBSP taco seasoning
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup liquid ( water, chicken broth or tomato sauce) * see recipe note

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, whisk together your preferred liquid with taco seasoning and corn starch until fully combined and no lumps remain.
  2. In a large skillet, brown ground beef with minced onion. Continue browning, while breaking up the meat at the same time. Brown until the meat is no longer pink.
  3. Drain the meat, then, return to the skillet.
  4. Add in your preferred liquid (with seasoning/cornstarch). Mix to combine. Increase heat and bring it all to a boil. Then, reduce the heat and simmer for about 5-8 minutes to thicken.
  5. Don't cook too long...the mixture will continue to thicken as it cools.
  6. Serve as desired.

Notes

  • The meat works for tacos, tosatadas, salads, nachos, enchiladas, casseroles...the sky is the limit!
  • This will also work with ground turkey, ground chicken or a meatless crumble. However, these proteins do contain less fat than the ground beef. You may want to adjust the seasoning and browning/cooking the meat will probably not take as long.
  • * This depends on your preference or honestly, what you may have in your kitchen. You can use water, chicken broth, beef broth or tomato sauce. I have used all of these with this taco meat and it comes out great each time. Using the broth (s) and tomato sauce does give you a bit more flavor. So, if you go with water, you can increase your taco seasoning. If you use the tomato sauce and the meat seems too thick, add a smidgen of water to thin it out.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 239Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 685mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 21g

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  1. Super easy and delicious with the minimal ingredients I have on hand.
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