Taco seasoning recipes

I was reading this site and found a really great taco seasoning recipe, I also remembered a couple of other ones that I used to use. I figured I would share them all here.

The best taco seasoning recipe ever

Taco seasoning mix #1

Author: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/taco-seasoning-i/detail.aspx

Ingredients

1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container. Season to taste.

Notes

Make 3 or 4 times what the recipe calls for to season to taste and save some in a jar for next time.

For 1 meal try adding 2 TBSP of the taco seasoning mix for the right amount of flavor and kick.

Taco Seasoning #2

1 t. chili powder
3/4 t. paprika
3/4 t. cumin
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. salt
3/8 t. garlic powder
pinch cayenne

Combine and add to 1 pound browned and drained hamburger. Add a little water, if desired. This will be drier than taco meat made with a commercial mix due to the lack of thickeners. It tastes just as good as the store bought kind and is a lot cheaper to make. Makes enough for 1 lb. hamburger (4.5 carbs for the whole batch)(4-6 servings – 1 carb each)

A package of Taco Bell taco seasoning has 18 carbs and Old el Paso brand has 30 per package.

Mix up a bunch of this and put it in a small jar. Just measure out 4 teaspoons of the mixture per 1 pound of hamburger. See recipe below.

Taco Seasoning #3

This  recipe makes enough for about 6 meals:

2 T. chili powder
5 t. paprika
4 1/2 t. cumin
1 T. onion powder
1 T. salt
2 1/2 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. cayenne

Mix and store in a small jar. Mix well before measuring. Makes 24 teaspoons.

1 t. = 1 carb
2 t. = 2.5 carbs
3 t. = 3.5 carbs
4 t. = 4.5 carbs
5 t. = 6 carbs
6 t. = 7 carbs
8 t. = 9.5 carbs

VARIATION: Add a tablespoon or so of Taco Bell restaurant-style sauce to it to taco meat after draining the fat and stirring in the seasoning. It made it a bit more like it was made with a taco seasoning mix. It was juicer and held together better. The carbs in Taco Bell sauce are minimal, but be careful of the Ortega brand taco sauce. It has a lot of sugar in it.

Taco Seasoning #4

1/4 cup Chili Powder
1 Tblsp. plus 1 tsp. Cumin
1 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 Tblsp. plus 1 tsp. Sea Salt
1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
2 1/2 Tblsp. Corn Starch

To make your Taco Meat, mix 2 Tblsp. of Seasoning and 1 cup water to 2 lbs. of cooked meat. Simmer til thickened.

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One thought on “Taco seasoning recipes

  1. Thank you for sharing these! I have been making my own for a little bit (except the last time I needed some I bought it) and think it tastes so much better than those packets. I really like the sound of the first one and will try it next time!

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