Vegetable Lover’s Taco Beef

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Ground beef seasoned generously with Mexican spices is tossed with bell peppers, onions, black beans, and corn to create a vegetable-filled taco meat recipe that is perfect for tacos, salads, burritos, quesadillas, and more.

Vegetable Lover's Taco Beef

Taco Meat Recipes

The Best Ever Taco Meat has been a staple on my meal plan for years now, but sometimes I like to mix it up a bit.

My friend Aggie inspired these Black Bean and Spinach Tacos and let me tell you, it was an awesome surprise just how much the whole family enjoyed it – spinach and all.

It was only natural that I try this vegetable-filled taco meat recipe next. The spicy beef is mixed with bell peppers, onions, corn, and black beans to create a super hearty skillet that’s perfect for filling tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and more.

Vegetable Lover's Taco Beef

Taco Meat Seasoning

Nothing seasons your favorite taco meat better than a generous helping of Homemade Taco Seasoning. Loaded with an abundance of flavor and a tiny bit of heat, taco seasoning gets used more than anything else in my spice cupboard.

Just a bit spicier than standard taco mixes and completely adaptable to your individual tastes, these are some of my favorite spices in the kitchen.

  • red chili powder
  • red pepper flakes
  • cayenne pepper
  • dried oregano
  • smoked paprika
  • ground cumin
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
Taco Beef loaded with peppers, black beans, and corn adds up to a taco night we all love.

Taco Night Ideas

Is there any end to the awesome ideas for your next taco night? Red Chile Chicken Tacos, Carnitas Street Tacos, Carne Asada Steak, and Pulled Pork Tacos are just a few meals that my family enjoys.

Cheddar BBQ Chicken Oven Tacos and Bacon and Eggs, are a couple of non-traditional options that always rate two thumbs up as well.

These Fish Tacos with Jalapeno Lime Sauce are a favorite with my middle son.

No Taco Night list would be complete without everyone’s favorite Frito Pie {a.k.a. Walking Tacos} in the mix too.

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Vegetable Lover's Taco Beef is perfect for tacos, salads, burritos and more

Vegetable Lover’s Taco Beef

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Ground beef seasoned generously with Mexican spices is tossed with bell peppers, onions, black beans, and corn to create a vegetable-filled taco meat that is perfect for tacos, salads, burritos, quesadillas, and more.
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients 

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 cup Mexican Spice Mix or taco seasoning
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  • Cook and crumble the ground beef, sprinkling with the spices as it cooks. Add the onions and continue cooking when the beef is about halfway cooked.
  • Drain any excess grease and add the peppers. Stir to combine. Continue cooking for 3-4 minutes, until the peppers are slightly softened.
  • Add the black beans and corn and stir to combine. Continue cooking an additional minute to warm the beans. Add the spinach, if desired, and stir to wilt.
  • Serve immediately or let cool and portion into freezer-safe containers. Enjoy!

Notes

Don’t hesitate to add more spices, if needed. The key to all the flavor here is the generous amount of Mexican spices.

Nutrition

Calories: 276kcal · Carbohydrates: 18g · Protein: 16g · Fat: 16g · Saturated Fat: 6g · Trans Fat: 1g · Cholesterol: 54mg · Sodium: 1030mg · Potassium: 424mg · Fiber: 5g · Sugar: 3g · Vitamin A: 1818IU · Vitamin C: 40mg · Calcium: 32mg · Iron: 3mg
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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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