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October 05, 2012

Open Beef Sandwich with Homemade Taco Seasoning

Yesterday, I made a skinny open sandwich, with Taco seasoned ground beef. I usually buy reduced sodium Taco seasoning mix, but not anymore since I came across an easy homemade recipe.

I really encourage you to make your own homemade Taco seasoning. You probably have all the ingredients in your pantry. I got this Taco seasoning mix recipe from here @Specie Foodie.

For the topping, I used Habanero Heat shredded cheese (Kraft). I just discovered this spicy cheese, and my family loves it. I used about a tablespoon or so in my sandwich, but you can use any reduced fat cheese of your choice.

The photo shows my sandwich portion. I had an open face sandwich served with greens and tomatoes, while my husband and my daughter, ate one full sandwich each :)

Ingredients: (4-6 servings)

Or 1 packet Taco seasoning mix (reduced sodium)
1 cup tomato sauce, of your choice
1 lbs extra lean ground beef
¼ cup shredded, low fat cheese Habanero Heat cheese
1 tbsp olive oil
Whole wheat hamburger buns


In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil.

Then, add the ground beef and cook, breaking up the meat into very small chunks. Keep stirring until fully cooked. Drain the meat, and then add Taco seasoning. Stir until well combined with the meat.

Reduce the heat to medium low, and add the tomato sauce. Simmer the meat for mixture for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Add more tomato sauce if you like your sandwich a bit saucy.

Adjust salt and pepper to taste. 

Heat hamburger buns and spoon some ground beef, then top it with shredded cheese.

Serve with any side you like.


  1. Mmmmmmmmm............this sounds delish! I must try it. I've never made my own taco seasoning but you are right, less salt is way better!

    1. It was my first homemade taco seasoning as well!!


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