Friday, April 17, 2009


I love this recipe for taco meat. I find it far superior to the packets you could buy in the store. And almost as easy.

Tacos are a highly personal meal - you could have hard or soft shells, corn or flour tortillas, and any number of toppings! So I'll just give you my favorite recipe for the meat, and you can put it in whatever kind of shell or salad that you like, and top it off to satisfy your preference.

Brown your ground beef or turkey with the onions, green pepper and garlic. Drain the fat. Then add the sauces and spices.

These are the magic ingredients - (except the Betty Crocker cake mix - guess I forgot to remove that from the picture!) and it's likely you already have all of them in your fridge and cupboard. Now you know exactly what's going into your meat, and you can pronounce all the ingredients too. Except for maybe worcestershire sauce.

Cook and stir over low heat for a few minutes to combine the flavors and keep the meat warm. Fill in shells or salads as you like, and top as you like with things such as salsa, olives, lettuce, cheese, onions, peppers, guacamole and sour cream!

You can find more favorite Mexican recipes at the Ultimate Recipe Swap, Mexican edition!

Taco meat

1 pound ground beef or turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cumin (I usually use 2, I LOVE cumin!)
1 tsp. dried cilantro
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

Brown beef with onions, pepper and garlic til beef is fully cooked. Drain fat. Add sauces and spices and stir and cook over low heat til flavors are combined, about 3 minutes. Use to fill taco shells or salads, and top with taco toppings.

Serves 6-8.

1 comment:

  1. This is great! I have always wanted to make taco meat from scratch, and now I can.
    Thanks for sharing!


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