Taco Meat for a Crowd (or to freeze for later) by @SeededTable
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Taco Meat for a Crowd (Freezer Friendly)

A large amount of ground beef taco meat to feed a crowd, or save in the freezer for later.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Taco Meat
Servings: 18 servings


  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion , peeled and diced
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 lb ground beef
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 3 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 cup beef broth


  • Heat the oil over medium high heat in a large Dutch Oven or stock pot. Add the onions and cook while tossing for two minutes. Press in the garlic and cook for another minute. Add the ground beef and cook until browned; drain excess grease.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, chili powder, cumin, paprika and coriander. Add the spices and broth to the beef mixture and cook over medium high heat until the liquid comes to a boil. Turn down the heat and let simmer until the liquid is reduced and almost gone, but the meat is still moist; about 10-15 minutes.
  • Use immediately, or portion out in freezer bags to store in the freezer for later use.


You can reduce the serving size in this recipe by using 1 or 2 lb ground beef instead and then reducing the measurement of all ingredients by the same portion.