My older sister and I went to the coast a week ago for a few days. While there we baked potatoes for dinner and she put taco seasoned ground beef on top of the potato along with cheese, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. The pico de gallo and guacamole I made using the Pioneer Woman's recipes but the rest was her idea. She had to drag me kicking and screaming to eat this. She forced me, really.
So the point is that it was really good and really bad. It was so good tasting and really bad for our diets. She told me that she made the seasoning for the ground beef from scratch and kept it in a jar. Much better tasting, no preservatives, cheaper and you can change it up with other flavors if you like. I did this in about two minutes on Sunday.
So using the above ingredients I proceeded to measure each item. I doubled the batch because we use this quite often. The ingredient in the cup is cornstarch.
After measuring into a bowl, whisk it all together.
Pour into an jar with a tight lid. See how easy this is?
Taco Seasoning Mix
1/4 cup instant minced onion
3 tablespoons chili powder
2 tablespoons cumin
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 teaspoons oregano
Mix all ingredients together and place in a clean jar with a tight lid.
Use 2 tablespoons of mix per pound of ground beef, chicken or turkey (I use 3 tablespoons because we like it a bit more spicy).
After browning meat, add seasoning and 3/4 cup water. Simmer until water has evaporated and the mix thickens.