It’s always nice to have a quick meal or snack on hand. My husband loves having ready-made lunches for work and I love having something ready for lunch or a snack so I don’t have to be busy cooking while my son is awake. I don’t know about you but I think a lot of the food in the freezer section at the grocery store looks really good. But usually, it’s too expensive or too unhealthy for me to consider buying so I decided to make my own.
The other day I was out with my husband getting a free shake for my birthday from Del Taco. I was hungry so I also got 2 tacos and then I thought why not have taco meat ready to eat at home? So today I made that and another recipe I will share later.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- *taco seasoning ingredients (below)
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 beef bouillon cube
- (optional add-in: kidney, pinto or black beans)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon hot smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Add 2 tablespoons of oil to the skillet at medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and cook until softened and lightly browned, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the ground beef, 1 teaspoon salt, and garlic powder. Cook until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally, to break up the meat. Drain grease.
Add the taco seasoning ingredients, water, and bouillon cube. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until sauce is slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
(Add a can of beans if you'd like.)
*Freeze the taco meat in small ziplock bags enough for one flour taco or 2 corn tortillas, or in bigger portions if you want to use it for a family meal.