We love Taco Tuesdays, Taco Thursdays and if I completely miss my mark: Taco Todays (I know: lame)
I am not always right on with having Taco Seasoning at home….even though some may say I am a food hoarder…sometime I forget to buy it.
I love fresh spices. I know they do go “bad” if left in the spice cupboard for too long.
This is easy and will make me look like a rock star! Not really but I can rock this boat like the best of them!
Allrecipes has a great basic formula: Allrecipes.com mine is somewhat different but theirs is a great place to start.
1/4 cup chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1 1/2 teaspoons salt (kosher or sea salt is best)
1 1/2 teaspoons pepper
I like to put all my ingredients in my wooden mortar and pestle. I then “crush” the spices together. I find that it releases the natural oils in the dried herbs and spices, therefore a happier marriage of sort comes together! Put in an air tight container.
To use: 2 tablespoons per 1 lb. of ground meat, add 1 cup water and let it simmer until desired consistency.
Note: some people like their taco meat “thicker”, you could add 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch to your water if you want. I try to limit the amount of starch I put in our bodies so I don’t….but do what you prefer. The flavor will be the same. 🙂
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Peace and Rock the Casbah,