I have always liked Tacos at home as they are a super quick meal! You can have them done in about 15-20 minutes. Once going gluten free, I started really looking at the ingredients in the store bought taco seasonings and it’s pretty scary all the ingredients in there! I decided to pick out the main flavor ingredients and see if I could figure out how to replicate it on my own. According to my family, I have it down pretty good now. Better than the boxed stuff!
Gluten Free Taco Meat Sauce
- 1-1.5 Ground Beef (you can use chopped chicken too, or other ground meats)
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 jar Fresh Salsa (I love using our local Frog Ranch Salsa Medium spicy!)
- Minced Onion to taste (start with about 1-2 tbs)
- Minced Garlic to taste (start with about 1 tbs)
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Chili Powder to taste
Start by browning your meat in onion, garlic, salt, pepper and chili powder. You can always add more of this to taste once it’s cooked throughout. Once thoroughly browned/cooked drain off any fat. Add water and salsa to meat and let simmer for 5-10 minutes or until most of the liquid is absorbed and evaporated. I usually add more of the Salt, Pepper and Chili Powder at this point. While simmering, taste test and add any of the flavorings to adjust it to your preference.
Serve with Gluten Free taco shells and toppings of your choice! We usually add fresh romaine lettuce, Mexican Cheese and more Frog Ranch Salsa!