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Make-Ahead Mexican Ground Beef

 5 Ratings
4 Comments
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 16

Keep packages of this Mexican-seasoned ground beef on hand in the freezer as a starter for your favorite recipes that call for ground beef with taco seasoning.

Ingredients

3
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
2
packages (1 oz each) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix

Directions

  • 1 In 5-quart Dutch oven or 12-inch skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  • 2 Reduce heat to medium. Stir in taco seasoning mix. Cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until flavors are blended. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 3 Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Spoon beef onto foil, breaking apart as necessary. Freeze about 1 hour, stirring once, until firm.
  • 4 Divide mixture into quart-sized resealable freezer plastic bags with about 2 cups in each. (One lb ground beef yields about 2 cups, cooked and drained.) Seal bags; label. Freeze up to 2 months.

Expert Tips

To reduce the sodium in this recipe by about 160 milligrams per serving, use Old El Paso® 40% less-sodium taco seasoning mix instead of the regular.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
290mg
290%;
Total Carbohydrate
2g
2%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
0g
0%
),
Protein
15g
15%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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