Gluten Free Taco Spiced Ground Beef

If there is one thing we can all agree upon around here it is the fact that we LOVE Mexican food! While Todd and I tend to choose black beans as the main protein in our Mexican inspired meals our kids are all about this gluten free taco spiced ground beef!

Gluten Free Taco Spiced Ground Beef | @thismessisours

Here are a few ways you could dish up this Gluten Free Taco Spiced Ground Beef….

I typically serve my taco spiced ground beef with a vegetarian main dish like the ones below. If I want to make weeknight meal prep super easy on myself – I  cook a batch of this taco spiced ground beef on the weekend and use it throughout the week.

Comfort Food Classic: Chili Frito Pie| @thismessisours

Chili Frito Pie || This easy weeknight meal is a true comfort food classic with a little west coast spin! As soon as the weather starts to get cooler in the fall I start craving chili and while I have about a million ways that I serve it up, this chili Frito pie is a family favorite. Salty corn chips smothered in green rice, vegetarian chili, cheddar cheese, and chopped onions really hits the spot for Todd. While the kids and I love adding a layer of taco spiced ground beef to our bowls.

Crispy Black Bean Taco Cups recipe by @beardandbonnet on

Crispy Black Bean Taco Cups || You can get both the vegetarian and meaty version of this Mexican-inspired meal on the table in less than 30 minutes. The 4 of us all agree that the vegetarian version of these crispy taco cups is amazing, but when the kids and I want to swap it up I simply substitute the bottom layer of beans for taco spiced ground beef. Since they each bake in individual cups the juices don’t blend so I can use one pan and bake them all at the same time, Just be sure you remember which ones are which!

A delicata Squash Burrito Bowl with a drizzle of green avocado sauce

Delicata Squash Burrito Bowls || Have I ever mentioned how much I love delicata squash? It is my favorite squash on the entire face of the planet and is the only way I know to have a completely edible burrito bowl! This recipe is a weeknight warrior as it uses up leftover rice and beans and is super easy to make vegetarian for Todd or meaty for the kids. Simply make the filling as directed in the original recipe, fill the desired amount of delicata shells with the vegetarian mix then stir in 1/4 cup taco spiced ground beef per meaty burrito bowl to the remaining filling. Stuff and bake as directed.

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Gluten Free Taco Spiced Ground Beef

A skillet of Gluten Free Taco Spiced Ground Beef, a woman is spewing beef into assembled taco bowls

Sprinkle this mix over ground beef,chicken or beans! It’s even great tossed with warm roasted walnuts.

  • Author: This Mess is Ours
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Meat and Three
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican



1 pound ground beef

23 tablespoons This Mess is Ours’ gluten free taco seasoning mix

1/2 cup water


Place the ground beef in a nonstick skillet and cook over medium to medium-high heat. Use a wooden spoon to break up the ground beef into equal-size pieces as it browns. Once there are no pink spots remaining, drain most of the fat from the pan and add 2 tablespoons taco seasoning and the water. Bring to a simmer and cook until the liquid has reduced. For saucier taco meat add an extra 1/4 cup water and cook until the mixture has slightly thickened.


Use approximately 2-3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix per pound of ground meat. If you like milder taco meat use less seasoning blend.
You can also flavor beans, like lentils, with this mixture. About 2 cups of cooked beans will be the equivalent of one pound of ground beef.
If you like onions in your taco meat add 1 finely chopped white onion to the skillet when you are browning the beef.

Keywords: taco meat, taco, ground beef

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