simple taco meat recipe

Simple Taco Meat

Last Updated on August 29, 2022

Say hello to the simplest taco meat that will have you sneaking bites right out of the skillet. These perfectly seasoned bits of ground beef make the perfect base for tacos, taco bowls or a crumble on top of your favorite taco salad.

taco meat recipe

Simple Taco Meat

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Protein: Beef
Cut: Ground Beef
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Keto, Paleo, Whole30
Course: Main Course, Meal Prep
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 pkg ButcherBox ground beef
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • kosher salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • Preheat sauté pan on medium-high heat.
  • Crumble ground beef into hot sauté pan. Add remaining ingredients, constantly stir ground beef until fully cooked.
  • Serve with your favorite taco or taco bowl accompaniments.  Great for meal prep!
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Emilie Abijanac is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute with over 20 years of catering experience in Boston. Emilie was the Sous Chef for East Meets West Catering and has worked with Kate’s Table and La Fête. Emilie was also the culinary director of ButcherBox.