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Ground Taco Meat

Ground Taco Meat w/ Homemade Seasoning

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! 
Servings 4


  • 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!


If you have time and remember to take the meat out of fridge 30-60 minutes before cooking, it will help keep it tender and not chewy once cooked.