I heart tacos. It's a fact. Just like with everything else, I've found I can make a more flavorful, less expensive taco seasoning at home than I can buy in those little envelopes at the store. I've fiddled with the mixture of spices over the years and this is what my family likes. It's a blend that's not too spicy with just the right amount of kick. Not to go telling tales out of school, but this mix is kinda a big deal around here. Folks ask me to make them up a batch after they have one of our suppers featuring nachos or chicken tacos. I don't mind. It makes a pretty gift with some homemade tortillas
and salsa, too! Peace, B.
You'll need the following ingredients:
4 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon black pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes*
1 teaspoon dried oregano
*If you are not a fan of hot, just omit this. My Littles eat this with the red pepper flakes, but we like spicy foods.
Mix all of the spices together. Store in an airtight container.
To use: Add two heaping tablespoons of seasoning to one pound cooked ground beef, shredded pork, or shredded chicken. (Be sure to drain off any fat first!) Stir in 2/3 cup water and let the liquid cook down over medium heat.
This recipe makes enough to season four to five pounds of meat.