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  • Writer's pictureAnthony DeNovellis

Easy Taco Meat

A simple recipe for when you have the meat, but not that little packet of taco seasoning. It's all about the chili powder and the cumin!


1 lb ground beef, 80/20 preferred

1 Tbsp chili powder

2 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp granulated onion

1 tsp granulated garlic

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp kosher salt

1 Tbsp cornstarch

1/4 cup water


In a deep sautee pan over meadium-high heat, cook the ground beef until it is thoroughly browned, crumbling it well. If there is an excess of fat rendered off, drain the meat and return it to the pan and bring it back to medium-high heat.

Combine all of the spices and cornstarch, and stir them into the meat, making sure to break up any clumps that form. When all of the meat is coated in the spices, and is sizzling at medium-high heat, slowly stir in the water, making sure that all of the cornstarch mixture is dissolved. Bring it all to a boil, and allow it to thicken (about 1 1/2 minutes).

When the mixture has thickened, remove from the heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes before using for tacos!!

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