Don’t have one of those taco seasoning packets in the house? No problem! You can just as easily season a pound of ground beef or some chicken with spices you probably already have on hand.
Most of the recipes I came across for homemade taco seasoning were for a large batch that you keep in the pantry and then use a tablespoon or two at a time as you need it. I tried that once, didn’t really like how the recipe turned out, and then was stuck with a large batch of the stuff. So after looking at a bunch of recipes, I came up with my own blend of seasonings to use as I was cooking a pound of ground beef.
EASY TACO MEAT SEASONING
1 Lb Ground Beef
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp minced onion
In a skillet, brown the ground beef and drain of the excess grease. Add the spices and the water. Stir to combine. Let simmer on the stove for 5 to 10 minutes to let the flavors mingle. Serve in taco shells or tortillas, with assorted toppings.
Now that I’m used to my homemade version, the storebought seasoning packets seem really salty. Guess I was paying good money for a lot of salt and a little spice. Another good reason to make your own!