Ground Beef Taco Meat

Ground Beef Taco Meat

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I use this Ground Beef Taco Meat for many Mexican-style dishes at our house.

Ground Beef Taco Meat

It’s easy to put together and so tasty, whether you’re using it to make tacos, enchiladas, Montereys, chimichangas, taco burgers, or flautas. So versatile!

 

Ingredients Needed to Make Ground Beef Taco Meat

  • lean ground beef (ground venison also works well)
  • yellow cornmeal
  • chili powder
  • ground cumin
  • dried minced onion
  • seasoned salt
  • paprika
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • granulated sugar
  • black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • soy sauce
  • water

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the ground beef. 

 

Prepare the Taco Meat Spices 

Taco Meat Seasoning Mix

While the meat cooks, prepare your spices. In a small bowl, combine the yellow cornmeal, chili powder, ground cumin, dried minced onion, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, granulated sugar, freshly ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Whisk together until mixed well. 

Once the ground beef has browned, sprinkle the spices over the burger. Mix well to combine. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes to enhance the seasonings. 

Cooking the Taco Meat

Sprinkle soy sauce over the burger and then pour in the water. Mix to combine. Lower heat to a simmer and cook until the water has dissolved, approximately 15-20 minutes. 

 

Ways to Use the Taco Meat

Once the meat is finished, use it to prepare your favorite Mexican dishes. 

 

For Tacos:

Ground Beef Taco Meat for Tacos

Spoon taco meat inside toasted taco shells. Top with shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, and salsa.

 

To Make Ground Beef Enchiladas:

Beef Enchiladas

Line taco meat on the edge of a warmed corn or flour tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired. Roll up and place in a baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and sauced with Enchilada Sauce. Repeat until the pan is filled. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the tortillas. Then sprinkle with grated cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, and sliced olives.

 

For Montereys:

Beef Montereys

Place refried beans onto a fried flour tortilla, followed by a layer of taco meat. Continue layering the Monterey with shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese and salsa. Finish with a dollop of sour cream and a drizzle of Queso dip.

 

To Make Chimichangas:

Place taco meat in the middle of a flour tortilla and fold the sides up over the meat to cover. To bake, spread oil over each tortilla. If frying in deep fat oil, you may insert 1-2 toothpicks to secure each tortilla. Bake or fry until golden brown. Serve with shredded lettuce and cheese. 

 

Taco Meat for Taco Burgers:

Spoon taco meat on the bottom piece of a bun. Top with shredded cheese, lettuce, and hot sauce or salsa. 

See more Mexican Dinner Recipes Here. Browse Beef Recipes Here. 

Recipe for Ground Beef Taco Meat

Ground Beef Taco Meat

I use this Ground Beef Taco Meat for many Mexican-style dishes at our house. It’s easy to put together and so tasty, whether you’re  using it to make tacos, enchiladas, Montereys, chimichangas, taco burgers, or flautas. So versatile!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Lean Ground Beef, Venison Meat
Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 8

Equipment

Stainless Skillet
Glass Mixing Bowls
Measuring Tools
Spurtle Set

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef ground venison also works well
  • 2 tablespoons yellow cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and brown the ground beef.

Prepare the Spices

  • While the meat cooks, prepare your spices. In a small bowl, combine the yellow cornmeal, chili powder, ground cumin, dried minced onion, seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, granulated sugar, freshly ground black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Whisk together until mixed well.
  • When the ground beef has browned, sprinkle the spices over the meat. Mix well to combine. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes to enhance the seasonings.
  • Sprinkle soy sauce over the burger and then pour in the water. Mix to combine. Lower heat to a simmer and cook until the water has dissolved, approximately 15-20 minutes.

Ways to Use the Taco Meat

  • Once the meat is finished, use it to prepare your favorite Mexican dishes.
  • Tacos: Spoon taco meat inside toasted taco shells. Top with shredded cheddar cheese, shredded lettuce, and salsa.
  • Ground Beef Enchiladas: Line taco meat on the edge of a warmed corn or flour tortilla. Sprinkle with cheese, if desired. Roll up and place in a baking pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray and sauced with Enchilada Sauce. Repeat until the pan is filled. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the tortillas. Then sprinkle with grated cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, and sliced olives.
  • Montereys: Place refried beans onto a fried flour tortilla, followed by a layer of taco meat. Continue layering the Monterey with shredded lettuce, shredded cheddar cheese and salsa. Finish with a dollop of sour cream and a drizzle of Queso dip.
  • Chimichangas: Place taco meat in the middle of a flour tortilla and fold the sides up over the meat to cover. To bake, spread oil over each tortilla. If frying in deep fat oil, you may insert 1-2 toothpicks to secure each tortilla. Bake or fry until golden brown. Serve with shredded lettuce and cheese.
  • Taco Burgers: Spoon taco meat on the bottom piece of a bun. Top with shredded cheese, lettuce, and hot sauce or salsa.
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