5 from 2 votes
Taco Meat is such a versatile main dish. There are endless ways to use it to create meals your family will enjoy all year round!
The Best Taco Meat
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Ground beef seasoned generously with Mexican spices is tossed with black beans and corn to create a versatile "taco meat" that is perfect for tacos, salads, burritos, quesadillas, and nachos.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: best taco meat
Servings: 12
Calories: 213 kcal
  • 2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup Mexican Spice Mix or taco seasoning
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can corn drained
  • kosher salt only as needed
  • freshly ground black pepper only as needed
  • Optional add-ins:
  • 1/2 cup diced onion sauteed with the beef
  • 4-7 ounces chopped roasted green chile added with the beans and corn
  • 1 cup chopped baby spinach tossed in at the end just to wilt
  1. Cook and crumble the ground beef, sprinkling with the spices as it begins to crumble, Drain any excess grease and add the beans and corn. Stir to combine. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, just to warm everything. Taste and adjust spices as needed. Serve immediately or let cool and portion into freezer safe containers. Enjoy!

Don't hesitate to add more spices, if needed. The key to all the flavor in this taco meat is the generous amount of Mexican spices.