Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning Mix

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Let’s make Tacos! Don’t forget the taco seasoning… You can have it American-style, or Tex-Mex, or authentic. Today, we’re doing the American style version.

You could make a large batch and keep it in your cupboard, using 2 Tbsp to season your ground beef with next time you make tacos.

Taco seasoning mix should be simple. Ours is just chili powder, garlic & onion powder, paprika, pepper, cayenne and a pinch of sugar.

We like classic American tacos on a crunchy shell with ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato and sour cream. Yum! Sometimes I like to spice it up a bit with hot sauce, or do it bar-style with the cheese on the bottom. Or, I’ll make my pico de gallo and just use that instead of plain tomatoes.

Cook your ground beef, mashing it up real good, until brown, or no longer pink. Then add the seasoning with about 1/2 c water, bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer ten minutes.

Then, build your tacos!

I’d like to note that while this may serve as an interim seasoning for burritos, the only burrito seasoning you really need is cumin.

Optional: When cooking your ground beef, you can add some finely chopped onions to your beef mix to really enhance the flavor; then, omit the onion powder from the seasoning mix.

I like to pre-mix this so it’s ready to go on taco night, using one of my empty glass seasoning containers (gotta love those screw top lids).

I like to pre-mix this so it’s ready to go on taco night, using one of my empty glass seasoning containers (gotta love those screw top lids).

Taco Seasoning Mix

Easy taco seasoning mix for your next taco night!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: seasoning mix
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch sugar

Instructions

  • For each 1 lb. of ground beef: cook the ground beef, crumbling it well, until browned. Drain the grease. Add the seasoning plus ½ c. water. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and simmer ten minutes.
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