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."

Ingredients 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 321 cals

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



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  • 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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Reviews 15

  1. 20 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 and water and let that cook on low for about 10 minutes. This will replace the store bought stuff! Thank you

Deborah Rancour Coulter

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 on the cayenne and next time will reduce the salt a bit as well. Thought it was okay as is, but thought it needed more depth of flavor. Added about a tsp of cumin and a generous sprinkling of onion powder. Now it's just right! Bring on the tacos!!


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.