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Seasoning For Tacos

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min.

Makes

4 servings per batch

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."

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 beef
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup water

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.

Nutrition Facts

8 teaspoon: 236 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 659mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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