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Taco Meat Seasoning

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


8 cups

In Forest City, Iowa, Margaret Peterson shares this tongue-tingling combination of savory ground beef and zippy seasonings. Turn a big batch of this mixture into a taco supper when serving plenty of hungry guests. Or use a portion to feed your family, saving the extra meat for the following dishes.


  • 4 pounds ground beef
  • 3 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • Taco shells or flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheese and salsa


  1. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the next 15 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Serve in taco shells with shredded cheese and salsa.

Nutrition Facts

1/4 cup: 98 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.

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