Tired of Spending $1.25 or more on a single packet of Taco Seasoning Mix? Here's our very simple copycat recipe for your favorite Taco restaurant chain. Now you can make fabulous tacos at home for just pennies.
2 tablespoons Instant flour** (wondra works great!)
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon crushed beef bouillon cube
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
dash onion powder
Measure all ingredients into a small ziploc baggie, makes 1 pkg of mix. (For 1 batch of Tacos)
Brown 1 lb of ground beef or turkey and then drain
add 1 pkg mix (as listed above)
can diced tomatoes, un-drained OR 3/4 c. Cold water - stirring well to mix
Reduce heat, simmer 7-10 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Fill taco shells as you normally would and add your favorite taco toppings such as diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, black olives, hot sauce and more.
** Instant flour is a pregelatanized, low-protein flour that dissolves quickly and smoothly in liquids, regardless of temperature. Pregalatinization is simply a process in which the flour is heated with steam, then dried back out. The most common brand name of instant flour is Wondra.