Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

My husband brought home this recipe from Yarmouth Junior High School’s family studies cooking program when he taught it one year and it is DELICIOUS! I had to increase all the ingredients to feed a family or group. This is my kids' favourite meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scramble fry beef and onion together.
  2. Mix together boiling water and bouillon cubes. Set aside.
  3. Mix spices together; add to meat mixture. Add bouillon.
  4. Add tomato sauce; stir all together.
  5. Simmer 20 minutes or until thick.
Most Helpful

5 5

This is SOoooo good. I did make a substitution - instead of the water & bouillon cubes and tomato sauce I used a tin of Italian spiced tomatoes. Cut the recipe back to 10 oz of hamburger. It worked and was thoroughly enjoyed. Served in a soft whole wheat tortilla

5 5

Great recipe for bulk taco filling for OAMC or just to feed a crowd. I thought this might be too mild for my tastes, so I added a healthy sprinkle of cayenne, and about 1/4 cup of medium heat taco sauce. Next time I would probably use an 8 oz. can of tomato sauce and 1/4 cup taco sauce instead of 1 1/4 cups tomato sauce.

5 5

Since my favorite taco seasoning (Ortega) has gone up in price and is hard to find, I have been searching for a recipe and this is the one! I didn't have any bouillon, but used 4 TBS. of brown gravy mix and just a little less tomato sauce. Otherwise this was just a perfect combination of ingredients. Everyone should play Pick A Chef when it comes around 'cuz If it hadn't been for PAC, I probably wouldn't have found this. Thank you for sharing!