taco seasoning

Categories: Poultry, Meat, Sauces and Such, Posted by Sandy Bergsten


¼+ tsp cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons chili powder

2 tablespoons sweet paprika

1 tablespoon ancho chili powder

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1½ teaspoon garlic powder

1½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper 



Place all of the spices in a clean dry glass jar with tight fitting lid. Shake the spices for 30 seconds until thoroughly combined. Store in a cool dark place for up to three months.

Makes about ½ cup


To make tacos:

Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Scatter 1-pound ground beef (or turkey) into the hot pan. Cook until browned and just cooked through. While cooking continue to break the meat apart with a wooden spoon.  Add 2 heaping tablespoons taco seasoning mix and ½ teaspoon kosher salt. Stir well and cook for about three minutes more.  Add 1 cup chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to simmer for seven to ten minutes until the mixture becomes saucy. Taste for seasoning.

Serve the taco meat heaped into warm taco shells or on tostados. Top with any of the following: shredded lettuce, chopped onion, diced tomato, shredded cheese, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, chopped cilantro, sliced pickled jalapeño. 

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