5 from 1 vote
Taco meat is easy on a weeknight, even when you don't have a packet of taco seasoning on hand. This Whole 30 compliant version comes together in a snap.
Easy Weeknight Taco Meat
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Taco meat is easy on a weeknight, even when you don't have a packet of taco seasoning on hand. This Whole 30 compliant version comes together in a snap.

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 299 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1/3-1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
Instructions
  1. In a large pan over medium heat, brown the ground beef. Drain excess fat.
  2. Add tomato paste, water and all the spices to the ground beef. Stir to mix them together, and bring to a simmer.
  3. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes then remove from heat and use for tacos, nachos, or taco salad.
Recipe Notes

Recipe lightly adapted from a slower cooker version found at Rubies & Radishes.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Weeknight Taco Meat
Amount Per Serving
Calories 299 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 34%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 435mg 18%
Potassium 386mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 20g 40%
Vitamin A 9.7%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 2.4%
Iron 15.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.