It happened again. I say again, BECAUSE this is NOT the first time this has happened to me. I went to make tacos and no taco seasoning packets and my taco seasoning “Rubbermaid” was empty. No prob, the ingredients for this homemade taco seasoning are seasonings we generally all have on hand! I hope this recipe will help YOU TOO when you are planning tacos and your pantry fails you……
*If your family members and not “heat” fans, then start with 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper. Adjusting as needed.
* Start with 1 TB. of the seasoning to 1 lb. meat. Taste, see if you want to add more. I tend to go for 1 1/2 TB’s.
2 TB. chili powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. paprika
1 TB. cumin
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. pepper
1 TB. minced onion
Mix together and in a jar. Brown your ground beef or ground turkey, drain and add 1-2 TB’s of mix and 1/2 c. water. Simmer for a few minutes to thicken. (Adding a bit more liquid IF it dries out too quickly.)
Serve on tortillas or taco shells with favorite taco toppings. Enjoy.
Recipe adapted from a recipe from the cookbook Tried & True, Real Recipes from Real Mom’s.