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Taco Meat in a skillet

Taco Meat

Jennie Duncan
This is the Quickest and Best Homemade Taco Meat you will ever try! It can be made with Beef or Turkey, and with using some salsa and taco seasoning this will be perfect for burritos, tacos, or nachos!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 6
Calories 163 kcal


  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 oz taco seasoning
  • ¾ cup salsa


  • Warm oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef and cook and crumble. Drain off fat as needed.
  • Once ground beef is browned add in taco seasoning and salsa. Stir to coat the meat in seasoning.
  • Serve on tacos, salad, or burritos.


Tip: If you need more moisture in your taco meat, add two tablespoons of water.
What makes a good taco meat?
The flavors and seasoning you use really make your taco meat. Traditionally, taco meat is made with tomato sauce, for a very saucy meat. I feel this reminds me more of sloppy joes, so that is why I use salsa. A nice chunky salsa adds a nice flavor, and you can get mild, medium, or hot for additional heat in the meat. 


Serving: 2ozCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 16gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 660mgPotassium: 335mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 599IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Taco Meat
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