Keto meal prep has never been so easy with this quick and easy to make taco meat. Perfect for salads, low carb tacos or your favorite Mexican casserole.
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If you are in the mood for Beef Tacos, enchiladas, Mini Taco Bites, burritos or a Burrito Bowl, this taco meat recipe is super easy!
It only takes 15 minutes from start to finish and it loaded with oh so much flavor. You can also use it in a Mexican casserole or a layered dip.
This recipe is so tasty and freezes beautifully, so you can double the recipe and freeze the rest!
What's in Easy Taco Meat
- Grass-fed organic ground beef (I use 85%)
- Smoked chipotle (in the can)
- Smoked paprika
- Ground cumin
- Tomato paste
- Garlic sea salt
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Keto Taco Meat
Add the ground beef, salt and pepper to a skillet on medium heat and cook until the ground beef has browned.
Push the meat to one side of the pan, add the olive oil and the onion.
Add a pinch of salt and sauté the onion until translucent.
Add the smoked paprika, cumin, and chipotle to the meat and onions and toast the spices for about 1-2 minutes.
Stir in the tomato paste and water. Mix well and simmer for 10 minutes.
It's as easy as that! Double the batch while cooking it and freeze some to have on hand. You can freeze portion sizes of this low carb taco meat in an air tight container and it will keep for several months in the freezer.
To reheat, just heat slowly in the microwave, or let it thaw overnight in the fridge and reheat on low stove top.
Are Tacos Keto?
Traditional tacos are usually served in a flour or corn tortilla. If you are familiar with Keto, you know there are too many carbs in tortillas.
However, my controlling the ingredients you use in your taco meat, along with substituting the tortillas for a low carb option, like cheese shells, you can enjoy all those traditional flavors without all the carbs.
Use this same Keto Taco Meat recipe to make this Burrito Bowl! It's a quick and easy total meal your whole family will love.
Or you can use it in these Mini Taco Bites. They make the ultimate Keto appetizer. Serve at your next gathering and I bet you'll get rave reviews.
If you're wanting that same flavor in meal form, use it Beef Keto Tacos with Cheese Shells. These are so tasty, you'll never miss traditional taco shells.
If you enjoyed this recipe for your meal prepping plans, you may be interested in this article, 25 Easy Meal Prepping Recipes and Ideas.
More Keto Mexican Inspired Recipes
- Easy Taco Casserole
- Creamy Chicken Poblano
- Baked Southwest Skillet
- Stuffed Poblano Peppers
- Mexican Cauliflower Rice
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Easy Taco Meat
- 1 pound Grass-Fed Organic Ground Beef, I use 85%
- ¼ Onion, minced
- 1 Smoked Chipotle, in the can, chopped
- 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
- 1 teaspoon Tomato Paste
- ½ teaspoon garlic sea salt
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ cup Water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Add the ground beef, salt and pepper to a skillet on medium heat. Cook until the ground beef has browned.
- Push the meat to one side of the pan, add the olive oil and the onion. Add a pinch of salt and sauté the onion until translucent.
- Add the smoked paprika, cumin, and chipotle to the meat and onions and toast the spices for about 1-2 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and water. Mix well and simmer for 10 minutes.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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Do you drain the meat before adding the onion
Keto Cooking Christian
That's a personal preference, but I always drain it. A lot of times, I make salads and tacos with cheese shells with this meat and the extra juice would make those recipes a little soggy.