Super Tasty ground beef taco meat using spices, herbs, onions & garlic. It’s a quick and tasty dinner or meal prep. Use ground turkey instead if you’d like! Get the full recipe below! 


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Taco Meat Recipe

Super Tasty ground beef taco meat using spices, herbs, onions & garlic. It's a quick and tasty dinner or meal prep.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: beef, easy dinner, taco meat, tacos
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 287kcal


  • 1 pound Ground Beef (or sub ground turkey or chicken)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1/2 each Onion diced
  • 3-4 each Garlic cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Oregano
  • 1 Tbsp. Paprika
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Coriander
  • To Taste Salt & black pepper

For Assembling the Tacos

  • As needed      Tortillas or taco shells
  • Shredded romaine
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend or Queso Fresco
  • Anything else you love!


  • Chop the onion and garlic and set aside. Prepare the spices in a prep dish and set aside.
  • In a medium-large saute pan, heat oil on medium-high heat.
  • Season the meat generously on both sides with salt & pepper. When the pan is hot, sear the beef. When beef is browned on both sides (about 3 minutes per side), remove from pan and set aside.
  • Turn the heat to medium-low and Add 1 T. oil to the same pan and saute the onion until light brown.
  • Add the garlic and cook 2-3 minutes more, be careful not to burn
  • Add the spices to the pan. Add the meat back to the pan and using a fish spatula or a flat spatula break apart the meat while incorporating the other ingredients as well. When the beef is broken apart into smaller dime-sized bits then let it continue to cook until the meat is cooked through, about 5 minutes or so.
  • When the beef is cooked give it a taste and adjust the seasonings if needed.
  • Plate it up and enjoy with your preferred toppings.
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  • Use lettuce cups for low-carb
  • Enjoy with your favorite toppings like avocado, salsa, cilantro or sliced radish.
  • Package everything in separate containers for meal prep.


Calories: 287kcal