Best Taco Meat Recipe (Paleo, Whole30, Low Carb)
This easy, delicious, perfectly seasoned ground beef is truly the Best Taco Meat Recipe out there. An easy no-fuss taco seasoning and tomato sauce to create the juiciest, most flavorful taco meat in 20 minutes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon minced onion
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Taco Seasoning (if needed)
If you don't already have taco seasoning prepared, combine chili powder, minced garlic, ground cumin, minced onion, oregano and red pepper flakes together in a small bowl.
Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.
Add ground beef and crumble it breaking it up and cooking until completely browned, approximately 6-8 minutes. Drain grease if necessary (see note).
Add taco seasoning, salt and tomato paste over the meat. Stir to combine.
Bring to a gentle simmer and cook until slightly thickened and moisture absorbs into the meat, approximately 3-4 minutes.
Enjoy as you would any taco meat.
Note on draining grease: I don't drain grease because I'm not worried about consuming fats when eating sustainably-raised meats. Feel free to drain if you are more comfortable.
| Nutrition Information Disclaimer |
Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 1001mg | Potassium: 546mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 636IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg