Microwave Tacos

Microwave Tacos

15 Reviews 4 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    20 m
Recipe by  Zan

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  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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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



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.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 321 cal
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 21.4 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs
  • 12.2 g
  • 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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