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Taco Meat

Yields15 ServingsCook Time15 mins

On the nights when no one can agree what they want for dinner, everyone will be able to settle on tacos; but of course, you’re going to need taco meat first! That’s why we love this freezer recipe, which lets us always keep some taco meat on hand and cuts our mealtime prep down on those busy weeknights. You only need two ingredients, ground beef and taco seasoning, and three one gallon freezer safe bags. After you cook the ground beef and taco seasoning per the directions on the package, simply divide the ingredients between the three bags and let freeze for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! And don’t forget the other taco essentials beyond the taco meat: shredded cheese, lettuce, salsa, and sour cream. Enjoy!

A green plate with three soft shell tacos topped with shredded cheese.

 3 lbs ground beef (browned and drained)
 3 packages of taco seasoning

Cook per seasoning directions. Allow to cool. Divide between three 1 gallon freezer safe bags. Label a one gallon zip top freezer bag with date, name of recipe and cooking instructions. Let freeze for up to 3 months.


Allow to thaw enough to remove from bag. Pour bag into stovetop safe pot, reheat and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 15