Easy Taco Meat Recipe

Easy Taco Meat Recipe

Who doesn't love taco night? Making tacos at home is affordable, easy and creates a build-your-own dynamic that's interactive and fun for everyone. This easy taco meat recipe will give you the perfect foundation for taco night — the rest is up to you! Soft tortillas or hard shells? Your choice. Toppings? The possibilities are endless.


Makes: 3-4 servings
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes


1 T canola oil
1 lb ground meat of your choice (beef, turkey, etc)
2 T taco seasoning
1 tsp salt
1 T brown sugar
1 T apple cider vinegar
½ cup water


Heat oil on medium-high in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the ground meat and use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the meat into crumbles. Allow your taco meat to begin browning.

Add taco seasoning and salt and mix well. Continue browning the meat for 1-2 minutes.

Add brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and water. Mix well and lower heat. Let the taco meat simmer for 8-10 minutes. Serve hot and enjoy!

Taco meat topping ideas: shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, tomatoes or salsa, lettuce, avocado or guacamole, lime juice, cilantro, and your favorite hot sauce.