Taco Seasoning (recipe adapted from my Dad)
good for about 1lb. ground beef
Combine spices, about 1-1 1/2 tsp. of each
Cook beef until fully browned on medium-high heat.
Drain the oil.
Place skillet back on stove, add and mix in spice mixture.
Then add about 1/3 – 1/2 cup of water to the beef. You can add a pinch or two of cornstarch (always mix in cold water first!) to help sauce thicken. If not, just wait until water cooks off.
I grew up on Ortega taco seasonings – which by the way, is super delicious – but as soon as I found out that taco seasoning can be easily made with just a few spices, I knew that I wouldn’t buy the store-bought stuff again. It’s easier to adjust the spices to your taste and if you already use and cook with these commonly used spices, it’s cheaper too. Not to mention healthier (no more “caramel color” and maltodextrin, whatever that is).
Taco Tuesdays just got real.