Spicy Taco Meat for the best tacos

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1 lb. ground beef, 80-85% lean (480g)

2 oz chopped onions (56g– about 1/2 medium onion)

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tsp. black pepper (2g)

2 tsp. chile powder (2g)

Salt to taste (about .5 tsp/2g)


Place the ground beef in a medium sized skillet and brown over medium heat. Allow some of the fat to render. Make a well in the center of the skillet of ground beef and add the minced onions, allowing to brown in the rendered fat for about 1 minute.

Add the minced garlic, pepper, chile powder and salt. Stir to combine all of the ingredients.  Allow to simmer over a medium flame for about 5 minutes. Cover while simmering if desired.

Serves 4


Don’t worry if your ground beef is frozen. In a pinch, you can place the frozen ground meat in a skillet with a couple of tablespoons of avocado or olive oil. Cover and bring to a medium heat. The ground beef will simultaneously brown and thaw. Remove the lid every 3-4 minutes to scrape away the cooked ground beef from the solid frozen portion. Once the ground beef is completely thawed and cooked, add the onions and spices as directed above.