Microwave Tacos

Microwave Tacos

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"This is my mom's recipe for tacos. I really enjoy the way she seasons her meat. Her seasonings are way better than those store bought packs."


20 m servings 321 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 321 kcal
  • 16%
  • Fat:
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.2g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 71 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 503 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Crumble the ground beef into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Cover with glass lid. Cook in the microwave for 5 minutes on High. Drain, and stir in chili powder, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper and water. Cover and return to the microwave. Cook for another 3 to 4 minutes on High.
  2. Fill each taco shell with about 2 tablespoons of the ground beef, then top with desired amounts of cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato and taco sauce.
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  1. 21 Ratings


This was great, I was looking for something to replace the packet taco seasoning. I did not microwave the meat, I cooked the usual way in a frying pan, then drained, then added the seasonings a...

I struggled whether to give this 4 or 5 stars. I thought it was 4 before my additions and 5 after. I cooked on stove and was thrilled to not have to chop an onion~ one less step! I went easy ...

I followed the recipe to the tee and it was great. The whole family loved it and it didn't taste any different than stove top cooked meat.

Like the first reviewer, DAVIDNKATE, I was looking for a replacement to the taco packet seasoning. I also make this recipe over the stove with ground turkey. I've been known to throw in a clove...

Good taco meat, not spicy at all, so if you don't like spicy tacos this is the one for you! This didn't make our favorites since we like spicy tacos but it is a good starting point. I did mine s...

Wow! Surprisingly tasty tacos!!! I wasn't expecting much flavor. Microwaved taco meat??!!!?! Made these today for a get-together with friends. I needed someting easy to prepare as I was running ...

Cooked it over the stove instead of microwave (I have a problem with gray meat) If you want it spicy, use GOOD cayenne pepper. I also put mine through the food processor a few seconds when i...

This was good, but wasn't quite as good as the package (a modest standard at best). I added 1 tsp of cumin which helped make it better, but something else is missing - not sure what.

This recipe was great!! I didn't want to have to wash a lot of dishes, so it really helped me out. :) The recipe is really easy. One thing that I did was I ground up the beef more after I had...