The Best Homemade Taco Meat


  • One yellow onion
  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 1.5 lbs ground chuck (you can also use ground turkey or ground pork)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Avocado oil


  • Heat about a tablespoon of avocado oil in a large pot with a lid (I love using my cast iron dutch oven for this).
  • Finely dice the yellow onion and add to the hot oil with the can of green chilies. Saute until onions are transparent.
  • Add in ground chuck. Use a wooden spoon to break up the beef as it browns.
  • Once beef is browned, add in all spices, chicken broth, and lime juice. Stir well.
  • Cover and simmer for 15-30 minutes to give flavors time to develop.
  • If you like a little more heat, you can stir in a tablespoon of diced jalapenos right before serving.

One thought on “The Best Homemade Taco Meat

  1. Ellen Wallace July 1, 2020 / 3:52 pm

    I will definitely try this one

    Liked by 1 person

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