Homemade Taco Seasoning

Stop using that taco seasoning from a package. That's what I tell my friends and that's what I demonstrate when I make ground beef tacos. Making your own homemade taco seasoning is so easy and with this recipe, you can even make more than you plan to use immediately. Store it in an airtight container for later use. Dip out about 2 tablespoons or so for a pound of ground beef. Here
is a bonus. The Ground Beef Taco recipe is right here on the same page!

What You Need

Seasoning Mix

1 tablespoon instant minced onion (more or less as desired)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder 
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

For Tacos

1 pound ground beef
1/4 - 1/2 cup water
Lettuce, shredded
Cheddar cheese, shredded
Onion, chopped
Tomatoes, chopped
Soft and/or hard taco shells
Hot sauce (optional)

Here's How

Combine seasoning ingredients in a small bowl or container and set aside.

For Tacos

Brown ground beef and drain off fat. Add water and dry seasoning mixture. Bring to a boil and let simmer for about 5-7 minutes. If mixture gets too thick before cooking is complete, add a small amount of water to thin. Serve on soft or hard taco shells topped with your favorite vegetables and sauce. Serves 4.

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