Grandma Hope’s Taco Filling

I am shamelessly harrassing people for recipes. You know when you get in a rut and need something new. So if you have any email them to me. CRAP! There I go again. That’s how I found this recipe…from my friend Nikki. It makes a TON! I actually cut the recipe in half twice and had enough for my family with leftovers. Go ahead and make a whole batch and you can use some and freeze the rest. I was a little skeptical because it had more veggies than I usually see in tacos but it was yummy. Austin asked if we could have it for dinner every night. I also liked it because it’s from Grandma Hope. Not that I know her but I tend to trust grandmas for tried and true recipes.

On a side note if you have never been to Tastespotting or Foodgawker you are missing out. Pages and pages of beautiful, drool worthy food! The first time I browsed their sites I was up until 2AM. I shouldn’t tell you about these sites because you may never come back to my blog again! That’s where I go when I need ideas.

Grandma Hope’s Taco Filling


  • 6 lbs. lean ground beef, browned and drained
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and grated (Nikki uses a bag of cubed hashbrowns here instead. I used shredded hashbrowns)
  • 6 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 pint ketchup
  • 1- 46 oz. can tomato juice
  • 3 packages taco seasoning (Season to taste...I used more. Nikki used a packet of hot taco seasoning)


  1. In a very large pot or electric skillet, brown ground beef and drain off fat. Add peppers, onions, potatoes and carrots. Stir until combined. Add in ketchup, tomato juice & taco seasoning.
  2. Simmer for about 3 hours, or until veggies are tender. Makes enough for a very large crown, or as I prefer- place in tupperware containers and freeze until needed. Perfect for tacos, nachos, taco salads, etc.!


Source: Recipe Club

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  1. Taco nights are always fun!

  2. OH MY HECK I FEEL FAMOUS!! Glad you liked it, it’s my families favorite sunday meal! I usually check your blog every day but missed yesterday WHAT WAS I THINKING!! :)N

  3. I just made your super Yummy sugar cookies and I agree, they are the best I’ve ever tasted! Thank you so much for sharing! I posted some pictures of them on my blog if you would like to see. Don’t judge, I didn’t make them as pretty as yours!

  4. Hi Christy!
    Just sent you an email! Would love to feature these on my site with full links and credits to you! Looking forward to chatting with you!

  5. I love how you said you were shamelessly harassing ppl for recipes! I lmbo at that one, :p I do the same! 😉 I love cooking and ESPECIALLY if its a mexican food, my husband is what fuels my curiosity of “The Real McCoy” of Mexican food. If I wasn’t married to that adorable, hardworking, and beautiful Mexican husband of mine I wouldn’t have the drive to try and find recipes and food he loves to eat. :)

  6. Hope is my grandma:). I grew up on this my whole life. I’m glad you liked it! Yes this is intended to be a freezer recipe. Great for those busy nights on the run! If our freezer was ever missing this it was a sad day! Making a batch today! Thanks for the credit:)