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Seasoning For Tacos Recipe

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Ground beef tacos and taco salads are nicely enhanced by the mixture that Sue Gronholz uses in place of store-bought taco seasoning. "It's so easy to mix up a batch and keep it in the pantry," writes the Beaver Dam, Wisconsin cook. "It's convenient and saves money, too."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 5 teaspoons paprika
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons onion powder
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (8 teaspoons) equals 236 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 659 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months. Yield: 3 batches (about 1/2 cup total).
  2. To prepare taco meat: In a saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add water and 8 teaspoons seasoning mix. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Yield: 4 servings per batch.
Originally published as Seasoning For Tacos in Quick Cooking March/April 2001, p35

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (8 teaspoons) equals 236 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 659 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 23 g protein.

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Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"My 6 year old loves this seasoning...so do we!"

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Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"I keep this on hand and we use a lot of it! Such great flavor! This will make a perfect little add in for gift baskets, too! When I made this for the "umpteenth" time a couple of nights ago, I used some leftover tomato juice I had (from a can of diced tomatoes and green peppers) in place of the water. This added even more flavor. To stretch my dollar, I add a can of refried beans to the taco meat after it's done and heat it all together. So tasty! You've got to try this! AWESOME!"

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Reviewed Oct. 18, 2010

"I added about 4-5 tablespoons of sugar-this is really good and mild and none of the stuff they add to it in the stores! Make it more spicy and add pepper and more cayenne or red pepper flakes."

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Reviewed Apr. 19, 2009

"I love the flavor in this mix, I also like that it does not call for cornstarch or flour. I do use dried minced onion in place of the onion powder (about 2 T.) and only 1 tsp on salt."

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Reviewed Apr. 1, 2008

"I don't use the full amount of salt and it was just as good."

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