Seasoned Taco Meat

Seasoned taco meat is an easy crowd pleaser, plus you can hide all sorts of nutritious veggies in and no one will know!

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Seasoned Taco Meat

Notes:

  • I always double or triple this recipe, in order to have leftovers.
  • It freezes well, too.
  • This taco meat is great for using up leftover veggies or frozen shredded zucchini from our garden.  The possibilities are endless!
  • It’s not a particularly labor-intensive recipe, but it does require a bit of time to simmer.
  • I like to eat it on salad greens like a taco salad, but my boys prefer to eat it with tortilla chips (see below).  And stay tuned for an awesome paleo tortilla recipe coming soon…

Seasoned taco meat is an easy crowd pleaser, plus you can hide all sorts of nutritious veggies in and no one will know!
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Seasonings:

  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 1 TB cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp unrefined sea salt

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground meat (beef, bison, turkey or chicken)
  • 1 onion, chopped (I use frozen, chopped onions)
  • 1 carrot shredded (I use matchstick carrots)
  • 1 cup any other veggies you like (shredded zucchini, diced peppers, etc)
  • approx. 1 cup liquid–homemade stock, water or tomato sauce (I often use a combination of homemade broth + homemade tomato sauce.)

Seasoned taco meat is an easy crowd pleaser, plus you can hide all sorts of nutritious veggies in and no one will know!
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Toppings:

  • diced tomatoes
  • diced avocado
  • salsa
  • shredded cheese
  • sour cream

Instructions:

  1. Brown meat.
  2. Add onion, carrot and other veggies.
  3. Cook until onions are translucent and veggies are soft.
  4. Add seasoning and sauté a few minutes more.
  5. Add liquid and cook down to desired consistency.
  6. Enjoy as a taco salad or scoop up like nachos with tortilla chips.*  You could also serve the meat over sauteed greens, roasted butternut squash or sweet potatoes, etc.  I’m also working on a paleo tortilla recipe…coming soon!

*Officially, I recommend Sami’s Millet & Flax Pita Chips.  Practically speaking, our family still eats regular tortilla chips sometimes, even though I know they’re made with TERRIBLE oils.  I feel guilty every time we eat them, but I can’t bring myself to pay for Sami’s chips on a regular basis.  Stay tuned for an awesome paleo tortilla recipe…

Seasoned taco meat is an easy crowd pleaser, plus you can hide all sorts of nutritious veggies in and no one will know!
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2 Comments

  1. Janet on 10/10/2013 at 10:14 pm

    Do you have a recipe using EO? I plan on attending a meeting tomorrow night and need a food that uses EO in the recipe.

    • Kathleen on 10/12/2013 at 12:22 pm

      Janet–I have not cooked with EO’s, but here’s a source I’d trust for EO recipes: doTERRA Blog (Recipes). Let us know if you try any of them!

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