Best Taco Meat Recipe (Keto, Paleo, Whole30)

318kcal Author

Best Taco Meat Recipe

Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Lisa Wells


  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons avocado oil for cooking
  • 1 tbsp chili or taco seasoning
  • 1 cup sugar-free salsa
  • sea salt to taste


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Heat oil then add the ground meat and use a wooden spatula to break it into chunks. Cook until browned and almost cooked through.
  • Add taco seasoning and salt to taste. Stir and cook until combined.
  • Add salsa and simmer for a few minutes to thicken.


Cast iron skilletWooden spatulaSplatter guard


Serving options for taco shells:

  • grain-free taco shells
  • keto tortillas
  • paleo tortillas
  • lettuce wraps

Suggested toppings:

  • diced avocado or guacamole
  • diced tomatoes or pico de gallo¬†
  • shredded lettuce
  • lime juice
  • fresh cilantro



Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 371IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg

Full recipe here.