Taco Seasoning (Recipe)
February 15, 2023
This week we're celebrating Ground Beef with a recipe for one of our year-round staple family meals - TACOS!
At our house, Tacos are a nearly-weekly event. The whole family enjoys them and they're so seasonably flexible!
In the summer, we tend towards making Taco Salad in order to take advantage of abundant lettuce and vine ripe tomatoes.
During the winter we switch back to Tacos on heated tortillas. It's like a whole new food group!
Any night could be Taco Night if you have ground beef (and/or pork) on hand. Our family favorite is a 50:50 mix of ground beef and pork. The combination is so flavorful and juicy.
We like serving tacos for visitors, too, because everyone gets to choose their own toppings and accounting for different dietary needs is a breeze!
It only takes a few minutes to brown the meat in a pan and add in a few spices. So make a nice big batch of seasoned taco meat and you're ready for lunches later in the week.
And while this recipe is called Seasoned TACO Meat, it's versatility doesn't stop there!
Think rice and bean bowls, nachos, tostados, chili bean dip, taco salad, or...
The leftover meat also freezes well so you can make extra for next week's Taco night.
And since you're making your tacos with super delicious, super clean, grassfed beef, you don't want to fill it full of chemicals!
So throw out that taco seasoning packet full of questionable ingredients. A few simple spices you already have in your cupboard are all you need to make the best tacos ever.
Seasoned Taco Meat
1 lb ground beef or ground pork or a combination (farm favorite!)
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Brown the ground meat in a frying pan. To keep the meat from sticking, pre-heat the pan on medium and then swirl in a small amount of oil before adding the meat.
Break the meat up as it cooks.
Add in the seasonings, stirring well.
Put on a lid and allow to simmer for a few minutes.
Depending on how you are serving it, you may or may not want to drain the juices. They contain a lot of flavor so keep them if you can.