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Ground Beef (or Turkey) Taco Meat

Ground Beef (or Turkey) Taco Meat

Ground Beef (or Turkey) Taco Meat–A delicious seasoned mix for your ground beef (or turkey!) taco dishes.

So, I have approximately a gazillion recipes for taco dishes here at the blog. Everything from pasta dishes to egg rolls.

But, the one recipe that hasn’t been shared is for good ole’ ground beef (or turkey) taco meat.Honesty, we eat these more than any other kind of tacos around.

I make a big batch and either freeze half of it for another taco dinner or use part of it for nachos, salads or some kind of taco-inspired dish that will catch my eye on Pinterest.

It’s a super easy recipe that will get you dinner on the table is about 30 minutes and you can dress up your tacos anyway you wish.  Crunchy shells, soft shells, cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, salsa, taco sauce..go crazy!

What’s your favorite way to dress up your taco?

Ground Beef (or Turkey) Taco Meat

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Yield: Serves: 8-10 (for tacos)

Ground Beef (or Turkey) Taco Meat

Ground Beef (or Turkey) Taco Meat #groundbeef #groundturkey #tacos #tableforsevenblog @tableforseven

A delicious seasoned mix for your ground beef (or turkey!) taco dishes.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 lbs ground beef (or turkey)
  • 1/4 cup dry minced onion
  • 1 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 TBSP taco seasoning (see below for ingredients)
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch
  • taco stuff..shells, tomatoes, cheese, beans, lettuce, salsa, onions, sour cream, etc


  • 2 TBSP ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • Blend is small bowl. Store in covered container.


  1. In a large skillet, brown ground beef until no longer pink.
  2. Stir in minced onion, tomato sauce and taco seasoning and mix well.
  3. Increase heat to a mild boil. Add in cornstarch.
  4. Then, simmer for 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  5. Serve on taco shells and garnish as desired.


  • If you don't wish to make your own taco seasoning, simple replace with your favorite taco seasoning packet.
  • For these tacos, I used homemade seasoning, but, see Amazon widget below for a great salt free taco seasoning option!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 87mgSodium: 607mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 5gProtein: 29g

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