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Taco Filling Recipe

Finding a good taco filling recipe at times can be a little difficult. If you have been searching for a good recipe, the search has come to an end. After trying this you will never want to use another store bought seasoning mix again. One thing I really enjoy about this recipe is that it isn’t overloaded with seasonings like most taco fillings. This recipe uses ingredients such as diced tomatoes, onion, garlic, and various seasoning to create a near perfect blend. This seasoning can be used with either ground beef or ground turkey. Top these tacos with guacamole, shredded cheese, or whatever you like. Enjoy.

(Makes 8 Servings)

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Taco Filling Recipe

  • Author: Bobby


  • 3lbs ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons oregano1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 (14.5 ounces) can diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • ¼ cup cornmeal


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add oil. Add onion and sauté until soft (about 5 minutes). Add garlic, chili powder, oregano, and cumin. Stir and sauté for 1 minute.
  2. Add ground beef and cook stirring often until it loses its raw color. Break ground beef up with a spatula into small chunks while cooking. Stir in tomatoes, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Stir in cornmeal and cook stirring constantly until the mixture has become thick.


  1. Memoria says:

    The addition of cornmeal is quite interesting. I actually like a lot of seasonings, but I will definitely try out this recipe without the guacamole (hehe). It looks great!

  2. Shady says:

    Hi. I would really love to cook this delicious recipe tomorrow for the fam. I am in Australia and they don’t seem to sell corn meal. When I asked for it at one of our major supermarkets, I got blank stares. Is fine polenta the same thing or can it be used instead in this recipe? Thanks very much!

  3. Nick Frost says:

    ^ To answer your question Shady, cornmeal and polenta are pretty much the same thing with a different name.
    Great looking recipe Bobby, this will be the next one I try!

  4. Bobby says:

    Shady – Nick Frost is right. They are pretty much the same thing. It will work great. Enjoy the recipe.

  5. Becky says:

    We had your tacos last night and they were superb. I had plenty of the filling left over and made enchiladas with your sauce recipe tonight. enough Mex for a while, I think. Probably do those boring old Julia Child pork chops tomorrow (kidding, they are yummy). Thanks!

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