Taco meat is always a family dinner favorite. Whether you use ground beef or ground turkey, this recipe features the best homemade taco seasoning (no MSG!) and yields juicy and flavorful meat for tacos, salads, and more in no time.
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 20minutes
2 1/2tspchili powder
1 1/4tspground cumin
1 1/4tspgarlic powder
1tspground black pepper
1/4tspground cayenne pepper
1lbground turkey or beef(see note)
Stir together chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, oregano, paprika, and cayenne pepper together in a small bowl. Set aside.
Add ground turkey or beef to a skillet set over medium heat. Break the meat up into crumbles as it cooks, stirring everything up as needed until no pink remains and the meat is fully cooked.
If using beef, drain the fat off.
Evenly sprinkle the taco seasoning mix over the beef in the skillet. Raise the heat to medium-high and pour in the water. Let everything simmer, stirring occasionally, until the water has nearly all reduced. Serve.
Nutritional information is estimated for one-quarter of a batch made with ground turkey. It will vary depending upon the meat you use.