Finally after years of people asking how I make Taco Meat at home, I’m giving you my favorite Ground Taco Meat w/ Homemade Seasoning recipe!
Sometimes it’s the simplest things that make us happy. I mean, is everyone not making tacos at their house like once a week? If you’re not making your own taco seasoning, ya need to! No more buying prepackaged seasoning with who knows what ingredients, when you can easily make it at home yourself and adjust it to your liking!
How to make homemade taco seasoning?
It’s actually quite simple. Most of you probably have the ingredients on hand, and if not, you can find them at any grocery store. Per usual, I like to keep it simple.
- Chili Powder
- Garlic Powder
Feel free to make it a bit spicier with some red chili flakes or chipotle powder. You’re the boss!
Can I make taco seasoning ahead of time?
Absolutely! You can even make a big batch to keep on hand to use over several months! Don’t be afraid to play around with the spices, that’s the beauty of making it yourself.
I make this taco meat all the time for my family and both the girls and Zach love it. You can use it for tacos, salads, burritos, casseroles, and more! I love to double the batch and use the leftover meat for lunches all week long. BEST LEFTOVERS EVER.
Can I use ground turkey or ground beef?
Yep! You all know how much I love using ground turkey, but if you prefer beef it will work just as well!
I’m excited for you to add this to your rotation. It’s so versatile and a great addition to your weekly family meals.
Ground Taco Meat w/ Homemade Seasoning
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 pound ground turkey (or ground beef)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1/3 cup chicken or beef stock
- In a small bowl mix together the chili powder, salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika, and cumin and set aside.
- Preheat a large pan over medium/high heat. Add the oil to coat the pan. Add the turkey and begin to break up the meat with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add the spice mixture all over the meat and continue to break it up and cook for about 4-5 minutes until the meat is evenly ground up and covered with the spice mixture.
- Add the stock and stir together for another 2-3 minutes. The stock should create a little sauce and will thicken a little as it cools. Remove from heat and serve!