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Best Homemade Ground Beef Taco Meat Recipe

This Best Homemade Ground Beef Taco Meat Recipe made with 2 Ingredients Only will be your Favorite Easy Delicious Family Meal. Our Homemade Seasoning Blend mixed together with Classic Ground Beef is transformed into Super Moist and Juicy Mexican Beef Recipe is additionally fully Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and perfect for Diabetics as well. 

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Homemade Seasoning Blend

Our Homemade Taco Seasoning is a perfect mixture of the spices you need to make this Taco Meat Recipe the best you have ever seen. 

There will be nothing else required to be added to the recipe for your Ground beef to become super juicy and perfectly seasoned. 

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Our homemade taco seasoning already has the most important spices such as chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dry oregano, cumin, salt, and black pepper for Mexican taco meat, but there are always ingredients to add if you wish to.

For additional flavor, you can experience with adding: 

  • Fresh Onion
  • Tomato Paste
  • Garlic
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Bone Broth
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Salsa

And much more

Keto Taco Recipes

As staying in Keto or Low-Carb lifestyle, our 2 ingredients only Taco Beef Recipe is perfect for Taco Tuesday to use on various dishes everyone will love.

Add it into our Keto Taco Shells, and make perfect Keto Tacos. Use it for Taco Salad with an Edible Taco Salad Bowl, or make a simple Taco Casserole for an easy Keto Dinner with it. 

Can I have Taco Meat on Keto?

As Taco Meat normally contains ground beef and seasoning only, depending on your seasoning content any Mexican Beef Taco Recipe should be fully Keto or at least Low Carb. 

There are some Taco Seasoning Packets, which contain more carbs than usual, but it all depends on the brand you are using.

It is always suggested to use your homemade taco seasoning, as it only takes a few minutes to mix, and you know exactly what is inside. 

Is Taco Meat Keto?

Following our recipe and suggestions, your Taco Meat will always be Keto and you would not have to be worried about additional hidden carbohydrates. 

Does Taco Meat have Carbs?

Our recipe has 0 carbohydrates for the whole recipe. 
This is a recipe that does not have to be counted for regarding Keto or Low-Carb eating.

How much meat per person should I have?

I have split this recipe into 6 portions as you usually use it with either taco shells, casserole, salad, or anything else, but in general, you do not have to be counting the carbs at all for this recipe. 

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What are the best Meats for Tacos?

I found the best meat to use for tacos is lean ground beef, but there are various types of Taco Meats you can use, apart from Ground beef.

  • Chicken
  • Turkey
  • Fish
  • Ground Pork
  • Venison
  • Ground Bison

Toppings for Taco Meat

Pick from 

Recipes with Taco Meat 

What can Taco Meat be used for?

This Best Homemade Ground Beef Taco Meat Recipe is so versatile, that you can double or triple the recipe, store it in the freezer and use it for so many additional recipes. It is a perfect addition to your Keto Meal Plan as it is simple to make and use for whatever recipe you choose. 

But in general, you can use it for

Tacos, Burritos, Enchiladas, Fiber Tortillas, Walking Tacos, Keto Wraps, Tostada, Chalupa. 

You can also add a bit of tomato sauce or a paste and it into our Keto Spaghetti, for a perfect spaghetti bolognese.

Other Ground Beef Recipes

Ground beef or Ground Meat is a great ingredient to use in various recipes.

Because it is fully Keto and Low Carb, there are so many Keto Recipes you can use ground meat for.

Here are just some examples:

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How To Cook Taco Meat on the Stove?

This recipe is made on the stove, as I found it the easiest. But below I have an option for you to make it in an Instant Pot or a Crock-Pot. 

How To Make Taco meat?

Kitchen Gadgets Needed:

  • Large Skillet

Ingredients needed:

*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS ON BEST HOMEMADE GROUND BEEF TACO MEAT RECIPE

First Step: Ingredients for Taco Meat

Prepare your Ground meat, in our case, it is ground beef. 

You can also choose from chicken, turkey, fish, ground pork, venison, or ground bison.

Homemade Taco Seasoning can be made in minutes using our Recipe. 

You can also use Taco Seasoning Packets, but if you are following keto or low-carb, read the label and make sure it does not have some hidden carbs. 

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Second Step: Heat Up the Skillet

Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

Add a bit of Extra virgin Olive Oil.

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Third Step: Cooking Taco Meat 

Once your skillet is hot, add all the ground beef and start cooking taco meat, mixing it from time to time until all the meat is fully brown.

This should take approximately 10 – 15 minutes.

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Fourth Step: Taco Seasoning

When your ground beef is brown, switch the heat off and add homemade taco seasoning.

Mix it all and you are done.

Switching off the skillet before adding Mexican spices is important, as it contains smoked paprika, which can become bitter in contact with direct heat. 

Once everything is mixed and all the spices are incorporated, you can switch the heat on and cook it for another 5 minutes. 

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Best Homemade Ground Beef Taco Meat Recipe

Tips and tricks

Taco Meat – you can use chicken, turkey, fish, ground pork, venison, ground bison

Leftover grease – if you do not like the grease left after cooking, you can drain and store it for later use. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Can I make Taco Meat in an Instant Pot?

You can pick your Instant Pot to make it a perfectly easy Instant Pot Taco Meat Recipe. 

Switch the Instant Pot to Sauté, add oil and brown the meat. Switch the Sauté option off and add spices. You can add a bit of Bone Broth and switch instant Pot on pressure for 5 minutes. 

Can I make taco meat in a Crock-Pot?

If you prefer using a Crock-Pot or a Slow Cooker, this option is also possible and again super easy.

Just add all the ingredients to a crockpot and cook on high for a couple of hours. Switch on low for a couple more hours until Your Taco Party is starting. In this case, you do not even need to brown the meat first. 

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Best Homemade Ground Beef Taco Meat Recipe

Can Taco Meat be made ahead?

Taco Meat can be made in advance without any problem. It is one of the best recipes to use for Meal Planning as it could be stored and used whenever needed.

What to do with leftover Taco Meat?

With leftover taco meat, you can make various recipes, I have mentioned above such as Taco Casserole, Tacos, Taco Soup, Taco Salad, or Taco Cups. 

How long can Taco Meat stay in the fridge?

Stored in an airtight container, this cooked Taco meat can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days. Longer, I would suggest freezing it. 

Can Taco Meat be Frozen?

Already prepared taco meal can be easily frozen and that is the best way of storing it, at least for me.

You can simply fill your Ziploc bags, get the air out using a stray and freeze for up to 6 months. 

I prefer to use smaller Ziploc bags for a perfect serving size, which I then use for my keto Meal Planning. 

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Best Homemade Ground Beef Taco Meat Recipe

Ground Beef Taco Meat Recipe with cillantro and fresh chilli

This Best Homemade Ground Beef Taco Meat Recipe made with 2 Ingredients Only will be your Favorite Easy Delicious Family Meal. Our Homemade Seasoning Blend mixed together with Classic Ground Beef is transformed into Super Moist and Juicy Mexican Beef Recipe is additionally fully Keto, Low Carb, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free and perfect for Diabetics as well. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

      1. Prepare your Ground meat, in our case, it is ground beef. 
      2. Homemade Taco Seasoning can be made in minutes using our Recipe.
      3. Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
      4. Add a bit of Extra virgin Olive Oil.
      5. Once your skillet is hot, add all the ground beef and start cooking taco meat, mixing it from time to time until all the meat is fully brown. This should take approximately 10 - 15 minutes.
      6. When your ground beef is brown, switch the heat off and add homemade taco seasoning.
      7. Mix it all and you are done.

Notes

  • Taco Meat - you can use chicken, turkey, fish, ground pork, venison, ground bison
  • Leftover grease - if you do not like the grease left after cooking, you can drain and store it for later use. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Amount Per Serving Calories 97Total Fat 3gCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gProtein 15g

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