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    • Copycat Taco Bell Taco Seasoning

      Copycat Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Mix 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)

      To Use:

      Brown 1 lb beef, drain
      add 1 pkg mix
      1 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.
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      Comments 8 Comments
      1. Budgeteef's Avatar
        This recipe is a Winner! We made these last night after seeing this here and they came out great. I didn't even have to add more chili powder and they really do taste like Taco bell.
      1. Moondragon007's Avatar
        Do you have a gluten-free version of this?
      1. Granny5's Avatar
        Quote Originally Posted by Moondragon007 View Post
        Do you have a gluten-free version of this?
        what do you normally use to thicken things? If you can use it, arrowroot is a thickener used often...don't know if it is gluten free but measure just like flour--or corn starch could be used if you can use that, again, measure just like flour.
      1. dmmcw8's Avatar
        You can use Guar Gum or Zantham Gum as a thickener instead of flour.
      1. dmmcw8's Avatar
        Sounds like the real thing.
      1. skidoodle's Avatar
        Bought some the other night @ my local wally world. Was looking right @ reduced salt and for some unknown reason picked up the full salt version. I fixed my tacos & as I began to eat, all I could taste was to much salt. Wished I had seen this recipe before then. Will use next time.
      1. adburge's Avatar
        Don't even bother with the thickener, I use everything except flour and add 1 TB of tomato paste, let it simmer on low heat for 20 minutes and it thickens up great. I do use 85/15 ground beef. But just a suggestion for excellent taco meat use a chili cut ground beef, it taste just like chopped steak.
      1. marion77's Avatar
        This recipe sounds great,never thought about how much I spend each year on taco seasonings.Can't wait to try it.

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