Taco Seasoning

 I have tried about five taco seasoning recipes and none of them were quite right, until I stumbled upon this one a couple years ago.  I can’t remember where I first saw this… All Recipes, CopyKat Recipes… something like that!

This is now my go-to taco seasoning recipe.  We usually make a master batch of this (my master batches are usually at least quadruple recipes) and store it in the pantry in a mason jar so we have it on hand.  

We use this for tacos and any other recipe that calls for taco seasoning.

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Taco Seasoning

1/4 C chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp oregano
2 tsp paprika
2 TB ground cumin
4 tsp salt
2 tsp black pepper

Combine all the ingredients.

Taco Seasoning

Fry the ground beef.  Use 2 TB of taco seasoning per lb of ground beef.  Add 1/4-1/2 C water (per lb of ground beef) and stir well. Allow to simmer 10-15 minutes.

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It smells so good!

Tacos!  Yum!  We like Street Tacos, Shredded Chicken Tacos, Guacamole, Taco Salad, Tostadas, Beef and Bean Burritos, Breaskfast Burritos, Black Beans and Rice, and Cheesey Chip Dip with tortilla chips.  We enjoy a lot of Mexican food around here!

What is your favorite Mexican food?

Taco Seasoning
Homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make and keep on hand. This delicious recipe works in all recipes using taco seasoning. No preservatives! Score!
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 C chili powder
  2. 1 tsp garlic powder
  3. 1 tsp onion powder
  4. 1 tsp crushed red pepper
  5. 1 tsp oregano
  6. 2 tsp paprika
  7. 2 TB ground cumin
  8. 4 tsp salt
  9. 4 tsp black pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients. Store is an airtight jar until ready to use.
To Season Ground Beef
  1. Fry the ground beef.
  2. Use 2 TB of taco seasoning per lb of ground beef.
  3. Add 1/4-1/2 C water (per lb of ground beef) and stir well.
  4. Allow to simmer 10-15 minutes.
Master Batch
  1. I like to make a quadruple batch of this and store it in my pantry in a glass mason jar. It is nice to have this recipe on hand when I need it.
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    1. Rebekah- I hope your husband likes it! I totally agree about all the junk in packaged mixes. Almost all my mixes are homemade. I am looking forward to sharing more with you. Thank you for stopping by.

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