Homemade Taco Meat

  • Author: Bri McKoy



Taco Seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2teaspoon garlic powder

Taco Meat

  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1.5 lbs ground meat (I like to use 85/15% organic ground beef)
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • 1 recipe of the taco seasoning
  • 1 TBS tomato paste

Optional Taco Bar Ingredients

  • Flour or corn tortillas
  • Lettuce (for people who want a taco salad)
  • Sour Cream (or avocado lime crema)
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salsa
  • Hot sauce
  • Avocado
  • Tomatoes


1. Mix the taco seasoning together and set aside.
2. In a sauté pan add the oil and turn heat to medium-high. Once the pan comes to temperature, add the onion and sauté for two minutes.
3. Add ground beef. With a wood spoon break apart the meat. Brown for 6 minutes.
4. Add the taco seasoning mix and tomato paste. Mix to incorporate all ingredients.
5. Turn heat to medium and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
6. Serve with any of the optional taco bar ingredients!