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Pan of homemade taco meat
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5 from 9 votes

Taco Meat

Quick and easy ground beef taco meat with a blend of seasonings found in your pantry!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 269kcal
Author: Julie Evink


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 8 oz tomato sauce


  • In a skillet cook ground beef over medium heat. Drain off grease.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to taco meat and simmer for 5 minutes or until most of the liquid is gone.
  • Add ground beef to taco shells or anything that calls for taco meat.



  • Make it ahead and reheat it for an easy dinner. It might be a little dry so you might want to add a little water or a little more tomato sauce when you reheat it.
  • Leftover meat will keep well in the refrigerator for two to three days as long as it's kept in an airtight container.
  • Freeze it for up to three months in a freezer-safe container.
  • You can easily double or triple it if you're feeding a crowd. 


Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 406mg | Potassium: 579mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 839IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 4mg