taco meat recipe

Best Taco Meat Recipe

Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 136 kcal
Author Jenny


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry's garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup prepared salsa verde
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce such as Cholula
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice


  1. Heat oil in large pot over medium heat.  Saute onion and garlic until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add ground beef, salt, pepper and garlic salt.  Cook and crumble until browned.  Drain fat if needed.  Stir in salsa, cumin, hot sauce and lime juice.  Reduce heat to simmer until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Best Taco Meat Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 47mg16%
Sodium 356mg15%
Potassium 305mg9%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 17g34%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 2.7mg3%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.