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.
It 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.
My go-to taco spice mix. Use instead of store-bought packets.
- 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
- 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.
Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 0.02mg | Sodium: 1132mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2505IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional values are approximate.