Taco Seasoning

This is my go-to taco seasoning mix. I usually make a really big batch and store it in the pantry. Use 2-3 tablespoons of mix per 1 pound of ground beef (or ground turkey) to make a great taco meat. I prefer to make my own mixes like this one because it allows for changing it up to suit my tastes. And another big thing is that I get to control the amount of salt. So many packaged seasonings are absolutely loaded with salt.

Taco SeasoningIt may seem a bit odd, but one of my favorite uses for taco seasoning is on enchilada chicken wings and taco pasta. But for tacos, I make my great slow cooker taco meat.

Taco Seasoning

My go-to taco spice mix. Use instead of store-bought packets.
Servings 1 /2 cup
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dried onions minced
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon salt or less
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon dried garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin ground
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flake or more
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. I prefer to then transfer it to a spice grinder and give it a little grind so the resulting mix is a little finer.
  • To use, add 2-3 tablespoons to every 1 pound of ground beef, along with 1/3-1/2 cups of water.
  • The mix will keep for up to a year in an airtight container in a pantry or closet.