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Tacos can be a healthy, and certainly quick, dinner time solution. Try this healthier take on my family's taco meat recipe. 
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Make Healthy Easy Taco Meat Recipe

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time23 mins
Course: Entree
Servings: 6 -8
Author: Jenna Braddock, RD


  • 1 lb ground meat of choice
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1-2 cans kidney beans drained
  • ¼ cup taco seasoning
  • ½ cup water


  • Heat skillet over medium heat.
  • Add ground meat and cook, breaking up into crumbles with a spoon or spatula.
  • Add the chopped onions when the meat is about halfway cooked. Continue to cook and stir till meat is fully cooked and onions are soft.
  • Carefully drain out excess fat from pan if present.
  • Return pan to stove, reduce heat to medium low.
  • Add beans, taco seasoning, and water to pan. Stir to combine. Continue to cooking, stirring occasionally, until beans are heated through and water has reduced.
  • Remove from heat and serve. Or, allow to cool to room temp, seal in a storage bag with a vacuum sealer, and freeze for the future.