Easy Taco Meat From Scratch

Taco meat can be very easy to make from scratch, so long as you have the right chili powder. Once you have that ingredient down, you really are just about done. You will also have the best tasting taco meat from scratch ever! The best part; you don’t have all those weird ingredient in your food. So many of the store bought seasoning packets have strange ingredients, added sugar, and processed salt. I make this concoction whenever I crave traditional Mexican dishes my mother made for me when I was growing up. I also add it to anything from steamed veggies and salads to tacos and casseroles depending on how good I want to be. 🙂 My Mexican casseroles ROCK. And there are so many simple variations. I need to post one for you guys. Well, I can’t take all the credit. I stole most of the recipe from my mom. If you like veggies, spices and flavor you will love them. As some of you might know I have three kids ages 5, 3, and 1. With this many young lives in need of nurturing, I am left with little time for my blog. I love my little blog, and I am working on posting more regularly. I’m a mom that is just becoming use to the idea of letting someone else take care of my kids other than my husband or Grandma. I jumped over a huge hurdle yesterday and let my neighbors daughter watch my kids while I tough my yoga class. I came home and saw how much they loved it. Duh, I thought! I gotta give this a go more often. Especially to be able to post more! Also, I want to share why I’m gluten free soon in another post, and I do want to tell you that I have been cutting out sugar lately ( from all source including fruit) and I feel so much better. I’m doing this to lose some inches off my stomach and wake up with more energy to get on with my day. It’s been doing both of those things. Which leads me to one of my favorite fast meals, Taco Meat From Scratch, which can be served in many ways depending on how much time you have.


3 tbsp olive oil
4 large cloves garlic
1 lb ground meat (I used whole fat ground turkey from TJ’s)
1/4-1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pasillo chili powder
1/2 – 1tsp ancho chili powder
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 cup salsa ( I used Double Roasted Salsa from TJ’s)

optional – a pinch or two or more on arbol chili powder ( only if you want spicy)