Taco Pile

Taco Pile

loosely based on a recipe by my mother, Teresa Norris


1 pound ground beef, lowest amount of fat that you can afford to buy
1 packet of taco seasoning
2 tablespoons taco seasoning
1 tablespoon chili powder
dash of cayenne pepper

1 cup of water (or according to taco seasoning packet instructions)

tomato, chopped
onion, chopped
avocado, chopped


1. On medium heat, cook ground beef in a skillet until brown. Drain off oils and fats. Return to skillet.

2. Add seasoning packet (or mixture of seasonings) to ground beef and water. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes or longer.

3. On a plate or in a bowl, pile on the ingredients! This is what makes taco pile so easy and fun. I usually put the lettuce on the bottom, followed by the meat, then the tomato, onion, and avocado. Enjoy!

Thoughts On The Meal

Dan and I enjoy this meal when we have a busy day and we need something fast. It’s filling, refreshing, and fun. Explore with different toppings (jalapenos maybe?) and mild to spicy seasonings.

One Response to “Taco Pile”

  1. Dan Selleck says:

    Whenever we have this at the house, I start to salivate before the plate is even on the table. I’ve often marveled at the ‘pile’ of food and its various mish-mosh of ingredients. Who would have thought that a seemingly disorganized plate of ‘stuff’ could taste so good?

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