Gluten Free Taco Night

That sneaky gluten is an easily overlooked addition to seasoning packets for stews, soups, sauces, and tacos.  With this easy recipe, you’ll wonder why you spent the money on those packets in the first place.

Time Saver Tip:  You can double or triple the dry spice mix for this recipe and store it in a airtight container or in separate baggies to make your own taco seasoning packet for the next taco night.

Did You Know:  Seasoned ground beef also freezes well so even if you know you’ll only use one pound, go ahead and cook up the full recipe and then store half of the cooled spiced ground beef in the freezer until your next taco night.

Here’s What You Will Need:

2 Pound Lean Ground Beef (though I’ve tried this with ground turkey, chicken, bison, and even venison with great results)

1 15 Ounce Can Diced Tomatoes, drained (optional)

For the Dry Spice Mix:

1 T. Garlic Powder

1 T. Dry Minced Onion

2 Rounded T. Chili Powder (add 1 more T. if you are a big fan, like me, of this spice)

1 tsp. Oregano

1 tsp. Cumin

1 tsp. Cornstarch

2 tsp. Salt, plus more to taste

Cracked Pepper to taste

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Combine all of the dry spices and sprinkle evenly over the meat, cooking over medium heat and stirring occasionally until the beef is cooked through and no pink remains.



Add the diced tomatoes, if desired, and continue to cook until warmed through.


Serve in crispy taco shells or make soft tacos with warmed corn tortillas.  Add your favorite accompaniments – guacamole, sour cream, cheese, and refried beans and watch your kitchen turn into everyone’s favorite place to hang out.


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