Author: Susanne at dishwithme.com
Typically when fixing Mexican food, I have a strong preference for carne asada, seasoned flank steak, or barbacoa (seasoned shredded beef), but, on occasion, making up a quick batch of ground beef is called for, hence this recipe for Easy Taco Meat.
This recipe can be used in soooo many different ways. The sky is the limit. Try it on tacos, burritos, nachos, the filling for beef enchiladas, taco salad, etc…
This recipe can really come together in 15 minutes. That’s pretty darn quick!
HELPFUL HINTS FOR EASY TACO MEAT
This recipe is truly so simple that there are not a lot of helpful hints needed, but I will list a couple.
I like to add my spices to the meat at the same time I start cooking the meat. This allows them to soften (like the oregano) and to cook into the meat, rather than just sprinkling it on top.
Don’t overcook the meat, it will make it dry and undesirable.
- Avocado oil
- Ground beef
- Dried oregano
- Chili powder
- Ground cumin
- Granulated onion powder
- Granulated garlic powder
- Ground paprika
- Ancho chili powder
- Ground coriander
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
- Fresh garlic cloves
- Salsa – homemade or jarred
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- 1 Tablespoon Avocado oil
- 1 pound Ground beef
- 1/4 teaspoon Oregano dried
- 1 teaspoon Chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Granulated onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Granulated garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Ancho chile powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Ground coriander seed
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt to taste
- 25 grinds Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 2 cloves Fresh garlic grated with a microplane
- 1/2 cup Salsa Fresh, or your favorite jarred salsa
- In a large pan on medium-high heat, add the EVOO, ground beef and spices. Brown, crumbling the beef into small pieces as you cook. Drain, if you prefer.
- After meat is cooked, add freshly grated garlic cloves and cook for 1 minute. Add the salsa and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Taste test to see if you would like to adjust the seasonings.