Taco Scramble Recipe

Taco Scramble recipe

I’m a huge fan of stir-frys. One pan, minimal cleanup…. yes please! Our faves are Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry, Chicken and Vegetable Stir Fry, Beef and Broccoli and this taco scramble.

My kids like this recipe and really like helping make it. It takes under 20 minutes to cook and is perfect for busy nights. All of the best flavors of Mexican food- the cumin and spices, the peppers, onion and protein without the vegetable oil drenched corn chips or flour tortillas. It can be topped with all of the favorite toppings from a Mexican restaurant- Cheese, sour cream, salsa, avocado or guacamole, or avocado.

This taco scramble stir-fry is also wonderful as filler for an omelet for breakfast, or it can be easily packed for lunch (it’s good cold too!)

You can easily customize to your tastes and add any other toppings you like: salsa, fresh tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, guacamole, etc.

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An easy stir fry with Tex-Mex flavors.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 pound ground beef (or turkey, pork, venison, bison, etc)
  • 2 medium yellow onions
  • 2 bell peppers (any color)
  • 2 medium squash or zucchini
  • 1 large hand-full of fresh spinach (2-3 ounces)
  • Spices to taste: I used about 1 tablespoon each of: cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, Himalayan salt, and fresh cilantro
  • Optional toppings: Cheese, Sour Cream, Salsa, Avocado Slices
  1. Brown the beef until well cooked in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. Remove and add thinly sliced onions, peppers, squash/zucchini to the pan and saute, stirring constantly, until starting to soften.
  2. Return meat to pan and add fresh spinach.
  3. Spice to taste and continue to cook until spinach is wilted.
  4. Remove and serve with any desired toppings.
  5. Enjoy!

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  1. I just want to thank you for all of your skillet recipes you’ve been doing!!!  Not only do they taste amazing, they are so easy and my family loves them!  It truly makes eating whole foods so much more “doable.”  So far I’ve tried the Chicken and Squash Stir Fry and the Beef and Zucchini Skillet and we’ve loved them both!!!  I’m now looking forward to your Pizza stir fry and this one now.  Thanks again!

  2. Hi Wellness Mama,

    I was just wondering if you have any lamb recipes? I couldn’t seem to see any, so hopefully I didn’t just miss it!


    • I do and they are on the schedule, just don’t remember when off the top of my head…

  3. I live in Albuquerque which is huge green chile country.  I added a  can of fire roasted tomatoes and a can of green chile.  it was awesome.

  4. Hi
    I just discovered your blog. Could this be reheated if there are leftovers?

    • Yes, but it reheats better in the oven or toaster oven than a microwave.

      • Thank you. I don’t even have a microwave at the moment!

  5. Another winner! Even my toddler enjoyed it. I made the recipe just as it is written here and it was delicious. Thanks!

  6. Wow! Had meatloaf cupcakes planned but too much on my plate with baking my birthday cheesecake, bulk soup and vegetable snack preparation. Made this instead. My daughter asked for seconds! Definitely adding this to our meal plans. With all the fixings it reminded me of a healthier Chipotle bowl! Yum!

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    I’m not trying to have a baby but am 55 and having issues w/ my hormones.
    Lots of good information…Thanks

  8. Could I use butternut squash? It’s what I have on hand…

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  10. I noticed the picture next to it that looks like a salsa to go with it… Just wondering if that is the case as it looks delicious!