Party Hearty Taco Meat

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We love Mexican dishes. There is something about the mix of spices that makes my mouth tango! We have some kind of Mexican dish almost every week, so I try to make it as healthy as possible. This version of taco meat come about from an attempt to bulk up our plain taco meat as our family grew. It is tasty, hearty, and filled with good stuff! There is enough to feed a crowd, so make some up for company or a potluck. enJOY!

Party Hearty Taco Meat

  • Servings: 8-12
  • Difficulty: Easy
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2 lbs lean ground beef or turkey (or a mix)
2 cans black beans, drained (I make mine fresh from dried beans)
2 medium onions, diced
1/2 cup green peppers, diced
1 can all-natural crushed tomatoes
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp taco seasoning, divided
1 Tbsp olive oil


  1. In a large pot (I use a Dutch oven), heat oil on medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook for 3 minutes. Add green peppers and cook and additional 3 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add ground meat and 1 Tbsp taco seasoning. Cook and break into pieces until no longer pink.
  4. Add black beans, 1/4 cup taco seasoning and crushed tomatoes.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer covered for 15 minutes.

T-Tip: This is a great recipe to prepare and freeze. Use one portion for now, and freeze a batch for later.

T-Time Saver: Chop a big batch of onions at once and store them in small freezer bags in the freezer. That way when you need onions for a recipe, you don’t have to chop them every single time. Just grab it out of the freezer and add directly to your recipes!