Friday, July 30, 2010

Taco Meat

Ok, so I am guilty of buying the pre-made taco seasoning packets for our taco nights. This past week, when I went to make tacos, I realized I forgot to buy the seasoning. Since the meat was already browning I had no choice but to create my own taco meat. Needless to say it was delicious & way better than any store bought mix. My husband really liked it too! I will never buy that packaged stuff again!

4 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp dried minced onion
1/4 tsp ground red pepper
1# ground chuck
3/4 c water

In a medium bowl, combine all spices together. Crumble the ground chuck into a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until browned. Drain grease from beef. Return meat to skillet, and pour in seasoning. Stir in water. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until most of the liquid has cooked away, about 20 minutes. Serve with your favorite shell & toppings!

It is CRAZY (in my opinion) not to make more than you need and freeze. DO IT!!!!


Amber said...

We make our own fajita seasoning which I use for tacos too. I will have to try your's next time!

Anonymous said...

Fixing tacos tonight using a similar seasoning recipe. Your post put tacos in my brain!! If they turn out yummy I'll share the modifications. I really think between your recipe & mine I will never waste $$ on packaged mixes again!

Anonymous said...

I used 1 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/4 oregano, 1tsp beef Better than Boullion paste, 1tsp cornstarch in addition to your seasonings. I didn't add the sugar, season salt, or garlic salt. I used 1tsp of salt... Turned out very yummy!! Thanks for posting your recipe :)