You can make tasty and nutritious Taco meat recipes at home. So, you don’t have to go through the stress of patronizing that fast-food store or street vendor for your tacos.
One of the amazing things about homemade taco meat is creating a flavor that will suit you, instead of settling for whatever you get. Keep reading this Meat Abolition nutrition post to find out how to make the best tacos that will taste good and that you and your family will love.
What You Need to Make Your Easy and Tasty Homemade Taco?
Some of the things that you’ll need include:
- Kitchen Knife
- Chopping Board
- Microwave or Oven
- Meat Processor (Optional)
- Skillet – Most preferably a non-stick one. Add a little bit of oil if yours is sticky
- Wooden Spoon
Make sure that you have all these or their alternatives available.
Ingredients You Need to Make Taste Homemade Taco
Some of the ingredients you need to make the best tacos at home include:
- Ground Meat – Although ground beef seems like the best and very preferred choice, alternatives include ground – chicken, turkey, lamb, goat, veal, or even pork meat. Also, you should get lean meat considering that they have low-fat content
- Tomato Paste or Salsa Sauce
- Oil – Vegetable oil is preferred but canola is a good option as well
- Taco Shells
- Taco Seasoning Powder – Garlic, cumin, paprika, and chili pepper powder are some of the things used to make taco seasoning spices. You can also decide to make your homemade taco seasoning
These are just some of the things needed for making the actual taco meat. There is a wide range of ingredients that can be used as eventual toppings for your readymade tacos. Freshly chopped tomato, cheese, salsa sauce, avocado, and salad cream are options.
Preparing Your Tasty Homemade Taco Meat
To prepare your homemade taco meat:
- Start by putting your non-stick skillet on medium heat. Then add a few tablespoons of oil and leave it for 15 to 25 seconds before you add your chopped onions. About a medium-sized one would do.
- What you want is for it to turn a bit brown for added flavor. Keep an eye on it to ensure it doesn’t turn black and burnt. This should take about 2 minutes on medium heat.
- Once you have gotten this desired look for your onion, you should add your ground meat (about a pound or two). A meat processor can be used to speed things up before adding your ground meat. The aim is to cut it into further pieces rather than make it seem like a paste. So, watch out while using the meat processor (if you do). Add the ground meat and stir from time to time.
- Add your taco seasoning powder the moment the meat has lost its pink. Also, add about half a cup of water and stir for a few seconds. Allow it to slimmer before adding your tomato paste. A diced can of tomato paste of 14.5 ounces should do.
- Stir again, reduce the heat, and then cover the skillet to allow it to cook properly. This should take about 30 – 40 minutes. Keep an eye on the cooking meat and turn off the heat once you are satisfied.
- Prepare the taco shells by putting as many as you need in your oven. Be very observant to ensure you don’t burn your taco shells. A microwave can also be used.
Once your taco shells are ready, add about 2 – 3 tablespoons of your cooked meat first. Then you can add your salsa sauce, freshly chopped tomato, cheese, avocado, lettuce, salad cream, and/or whatever else you want as toppings.
Take Good Care of Your Meat
Your ground meat is very important. So, make sure they are not spoiled. Storage in the freezer helps a lot. You can even refreeze meat that you do not use.