Homemade Beef Taco Meat is a taco recipe that used homemade taco meat

Homemade Ground Beef Taco Meat

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

This beef taco meat recipe eliminates those dry seasoning packets from the store! Done in less than 15 minutes, this taco meat is tough to beat!



  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce


  1. Spray a skillet with cooking spray then add the beef over medium heat.
  2. Brown the beef until cooked through, then drain and return to the skillet.
  3. Add the chili powder, cumin, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, tomato sauce and soy sauce to the beef and stir to combine,
  4. Turn the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Serve in taco shells and top with desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes about 4 cups of taco meat. We find that about 1/4 cup of meat is good per taco so this recipe will make about 16 tacos!

8 – 1/2 cup servings, or 16 – 1/4 cup servings

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: taco recipe, beef tacos, homemade tacos, taco meat, ground beef recipe, easy dinner recipe