Beef & Bean Taco Meat
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
What I love about the beef and the bean combination…is that you get double the protein and some fiber too!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 1 - Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 - tsp garlic powder
  • 1 - 15 oz. can(s) pinto beans
  • 1 - 8 oz can(s) tomato sauce
  • 1 - Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 - Tbsp ground cumin
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 8 - taco shell(s)**
  • Garnish: - shredded lettuce and tomatoes**
  • Garnish: - shredded cheese**
  • - fruit**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Brown the ground beef with the minced onion and garlic powder. Drain and return to the skillet.
  2. Drain and rinse the pinto beans, then stir them in with the meat.
  3. Add the tomato sauce, chili powder, ground cumin and salt and pepper to the browned ground beef and let simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Spoon beef-bean mixture into taco shells and add desired taco toppings on top.
  4. Prepare garnishes, if needed.
  5. Serve Beef and Bean Tacos with fruit.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lb. Ground beef with 2 Tbsp minced onion and 2 tsp garlic powder. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Open 2 cans of tomato sauce.
  3. Open, drain and rinse 2 cans of pinto beans.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned and cooled ground beef
  • Half of the pinto beans
  • Half of the tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to the skillet for reheating.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Beef & Bean Taco Meat {Filling}

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and reheat the beef and bean mixture over low heat in large skillet.
Serve in taco shells with toppings and fruit.