Grandma Hope’s Taco Filling

Don't shy away from the veggies in this taco filling. They help stretch the meat and this recipe also makes a ton and freezes well.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Yield 20 servings


  • 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.!

Recipe Notes

Source: Recipe Club