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Taco Meat Recipe

Don't settle for store bought taco seasoning mixes! Instead, make your own taco seasoning and know it's gluten-free for sure!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: dinner, easy dinner recipes, ground beef, ground turkey, kid-friendly recipes, taco, tacos, turkey
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 200kcal
Author: Jenny Finke


  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 lbs. organic ground turkey or beef
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp. Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend
  • 1/4 tsp. Fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup GF chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup GF mild salsa of choice (optional)


  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat.
  • Add onion and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and meat and continue cooking until no longer pink, about 5 minutes. (Be sure to break up meat as you mix it.)
  • Add chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to meat mixture. Mix well.  
  • Add chicken broth and mix well. Simmer on medium high until sauce is incorporated into the meat. Add extra chicken broth if needed to ensure mixture doesn't get too dried out. 
  • Add optional salsa and simmer on low for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite taco fixings and enjoy!


Calories: 200kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 458mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1600IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2.7mg