My Best Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Kelly Williams

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@WildfloursCottageKitchen

Years ago I used to buy those packets of taco seasoning mix, and at first they really weren't too bad. Not at all. Then through the years they got worse and worse, and I'd have to doctor them more and more until I finally just got fed up. They became VERY expensive little flour and salt packets with almost no flavor at all. Sooo, I've come up with my own starting from several that I found and incorporating my own ideas and tastes. This is truely a good mix! Don't waste another penny on junk, make it better homemade! Enjoy!! :D
Photo by me.


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Serves:

Use with 2 Lbs. hamburger or meat of choice

Prep:

5 Min

Ingredients

2 tsp.
seasoning salt, i always use johnny's
1/4-1/2
tsp. cayenne, to taste for heat preference
1 tsp.
onion powder
2 tsp.
good dark chili powder (just not the el cheapo orangey stuff)
2 tsp.
paprika
2 tsp.
garlic powder
2 tsp.
cumin
1 cup
beef bouillon, i always use superior touch better than bouillon beef base using 2 tsp.
2 Tbl.
cornstarch
2 Tbl.
flour
2 Tbl.
dried minced onion
1/2 tsp.
oregano
1/2 tsp.
sugar
1 Tbl.
ketchup
1 1/2-2
cups beer, can sub water but use less as needed
2 lbs.
meat (ground beef, cubes of beef or pork, chicken cubes or strips)
chopped jalapenos, fresh or jarred, optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook meat with or without jalapenos. Drain grease. Mix all dry seasonings and flours and whisk or shake in jar to mix. Sprinkle evenly over meat, toss meat to coat. Add bouillon, beer and ketchup. Stir til mixed. Heat to boiling, reduce heat and simmer til thick. (About 15-20 minutes.)*If using beer, don't worry, it doesn't taste like beer and most of the alcohol will cook out. This is especially good when using beef or pork cubes because beer is a natural meat tenderizer. When I make pork tacos, I simply use pork loin chops and cut them into bite-sized cubes. Since this doesn't cook long, if using beef, use a tender cut such as sirloin steak or better. (Photos by me. Mix made with cubed pork loin chops in main photo.)

About this Recipe

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #taco, #mix, #seasoning