Have you even wondered what’s in taco seasoning? Probably not. It’s less than a dollar at most stores and comes in a perfectly pre-packaged pouch ready for use. So why would anyone bother to make their own you ask? Because a penny saved is a penny earned. That’s why.
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
This makes 3 tablespoons and is good for 1 1/2 pounds of ground beef (1 tablespoon for every 1/2 pound of meat).
The instructions for this recipe are exactly the same for any homemade taco dish. Just mix the seasoning with the beef and add some water. You can also sub ground beef for ground turkey or even tofu if you want. But tofu will never be as good as beef. Never.
First, we started by dicing and caramelizing some onions in a large pan.
Next, we added in the ground beef all haphazardly like so.
Once the beef has browned completely, drain the excess fat and oil.
Finally, slowly stir in the taco seasoning with 1/2 cup of water and let simmer and reduce for 15 min on low heat.
In the meantime, I prepared some Cilantro Lime Rice to be served with the tacos.
Serve on some warm tortillas or even make yourself a taco bowl with the rice and enjoy!