Taco seasoning is really easy to make at home and this quick blend makes it easy to have a delicious, fast meal on Taco Tuesday, or any day of the week!
Taco seasoning mix is wonderful to have on hand because it’s versatile in that it offers many different dinner options when you’re pressed for time.
2 Tbs. Chili Powder
5 tsp. Paprika
4 1/2 tsp. Cumin
1 Tbs. Onion Powder
2 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/8 tsp. Cayenne Pepper
Measure all ingredients into a ziploc bag, seal and shake well Store in cool, dry place for up to 6 months. This makes enough for 3 batches of tacos.
Seven teaspoons (or 2 Tbs, plus 1 tsp) of mix equal a 1.25 oz. pkg. of purchased taco seasoning mix.
How to Prepare Taco Filling
To prepare taco’s (or seasoned taco meat for a 7 layer taco salad, etc), brown one-pound of ground beef, turkey or venison in a skillet until no longer pink. Add seven teaspoons of mix and 1 can of undrained diced tomatoes.
Stir gently over medium heat until the combined, reduce the heat and simmer 7-10 minutes to allow the flavors to fully marry.
Other Dinner Options Using Taco Seasoning Mix(click onphotosfor recipes)
Hearty Taco Pasta Dish– s a filling, warming dish of seasoned meat, rotini noodles, tomatoes, cheese and black olives; Cheap, and delicious warmed up the next day too!
Cornbread Taco Throw Together– A hearty layered casserole of cornbread, seasoned taco meat and veggies make this an inexpensive, simple dinner in under 30 minutes
Taco Ring Supreme- this amazing dish is great for a crowd, it’s cut into slices during serving (much like a pizza).
If you enjoyed the above recipe ideas you might also enjoy the following:
- Taco Pie
- Copycat Taco Bell Seasoning Mix
- Copycat Taco Bell Chicken Fajita Seasoning Mix
- Taco Ramen
- Taco Joe– an appetizer that can be transformed into chili by adding a single ingredient