Never Buy a Packet again – Homemade Taco Seasoning

A favorite supper in this house is Taco’s. Unfortunately most of the packets you get in those kits are more like salt licks than seasoning in my book.  This is our favorite mix of seasonings adapted from the original that I found, the original recipe can be found here.  On a former post I listed our top ways to make Taco’s better for you – and those can be found here in my post titled Forget Hockey – Its Taco Night in Canada.   Think those fast food taco’s aren’t that bad?  Check out my post comparing popular fast foods to their homemade counterparts., titled “Fast Food – is it really that bad for you?”

Here’s our recipe – you can make it as needed or mix it together and store in an air tight container, use about 3 TB for 1 -1.25 LB ground beef.

Taco Seasoning

IMG_20140302_174409 Combine together:

  • 1 TB chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (spicy – for mild reduce to 1/8 tsp)
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4tsp – table salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp potato starch (or corn starch)

IMG_20140302_174920Brown extra lean ground beef with diced onion, drain any fat.  Add 3 TB of Taco Seasoning.  Add 1 cup -1 1/4 cup water, bring to boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 5-10 min, until it thickens slightly.

Serve on corn tortillas, nachos or on a bed of lettuce and top with you favorite toppings!  I suggest adding Jalapeno Joy Hot Pepper Sauce .

EnJOY! As always leave me a comment and like this post if you want more of these!  Follow me on Twitter & Facebook too!

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