• Copycat Taco Bell Taco Seasoning

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    1. Budgeteef's Avatar
      Budgeteef -
      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
      Moondragon007 -
      do you have a gluten-free version of this?
    1. Granny5's Avatar
      Granny5 -
      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
      dmmcw8 -
      you can use guar gum or zantham gum as a thickener instead of flour.
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      dmmcw8 -
      sounds like the real thing.
    1. skidoodle's Avatar
      skidoodle -
      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
      adburge -
      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
      marion77 -
      this recipe sounds great,never thought about how much i spend each year on taco seasonings.can't wait to try it.
    1. mechelle's Avatar
      mechelle -
      Have this simmering in the electric skillet as I am typing this. Though I almost messed up when mixing the spices, mistook cayenne for chili powder.... luckily for me, I noticed after only adding in the onion...wouldn't have been able to eat it.

      Though the rest of the family probably would have loved it. And the daughter says she likes it, that it tastes just like taco bell's and we eat a lot of taco bell.

    1. BoondockTina's Avatar
      BoondockTina -
      I made this the other day and it was fantastic. We were out of regular paprika and so we used smoked paprika and it had a really nice chipotle taste. I am getting ready to make a big batch and plan on splitting it down the middle, half with paprika and half with the smoked paprika.
    1. jeannie60's Avatar
      jeannie60 -
      Good recipe. I also added a little mexican oregano to mine (personal choice). thanks for sharing
    1. Cheapneasy's Avatar
      Cheapneasy -
      I make almost all my seasoning mixes as there is way too much salt in the prepared ones. I found a lot of them on this great website.
      What's with the cost of the instant flour (Wondra)? I followed the link to Amazon to check it out and if I had false teeth they would have dropped out.

      The price is outrageous.
    1. Liss's Avatar
      Liss -
      Quote Originally Posted by Cheapneasy View Post
      I make almost all my seasoning mixes as there is way too much salt in the prepared ones. I found a lot of them on this great website.
      What's with the cost of the instant flour (Wondra)? I followed the link to Amazon to check it out and if I had false teeth they would have dropped out. The price is outrageous.
      Attachment 17456

      Really? It's only 20¢ per ounce, I don't think that's much. The Amazon pack is for 6 containers, which makes it $2.68 per container. Walmarts price is $2.74 per container.

      There are 52 Tbs in a 13.5 oz container. $2.68 divided by 52 = 0.05¢ per Tablespoon. So it costs 10¢ in this particular recipe.

      If you purchase Wondra at Walmart it's $2.74 divided by 52 = is 0.526 ¢ per Tablespoon.
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