Sauteed beef and tomato taco filling

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
25 min
17 min
8 min
Make this your new go-to taco filling recipe. Ready to feed 12 hungry folks in under 30 minutes, you cannot beat the simplicity. The generous 1/2-cup serving is enough for 2 8-inch soft tacos per person. A mere seven ingredients come together quickly and with only one pot. This is perfect for friend-filled taco Tuesday or a Mexican-inspired Friday night feast. Kids sleepover or Summertime dinner, there is always a good use for taco meat. Make it for a small dinner and save some for another taco night or make a small batch of taco soup by adding some corn, bell peppers, stock and black beans. Use cubed chicken breast in place of the ground beef if you prefer.


Fresh tomato(es)

1½ pound(s), chopped

Garlic clove(s)

3 medium clove(s), minced

Fresh parsley

3 Tbsp, minced

Table salt

1 tsp

Crushed red pepper flakes

¼ tsp, or less to taste

Extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp

Uncooked 93% lean ground beef

1½ pound(s)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine tomatoes, garlic, parsley, salt, red pepper flakes and oil; set aside.
  2. Place a medium to large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add meat and cook, stirring and breaking up meat as it cooks, until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato mixture and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes more.
  4. Serving size: 1/2 c