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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 18.6
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 903.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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Taco Meat Seasoning

Submitted by: TAMMIEANN717

Introduction

This is a recipe that yields approxiamately the same amount as a 1.25 oz packet of commercial seasoning. This is not low sodium, but much better than the packets... This is a recipe that yields approxiamately the same amount as a 1.25 oz packet of commercial seasoning. This is not low sodium, but much better than the packets...
Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    1 Tb + 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
    1/2 tsp garlic powder
    1/2 tsp onion powder
    1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
    1/4 tsp dried oregano
    3/4 tsp paprika
    1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
    1 1/2 tsp sea salt (you may want to reduce salt for your taste)
    1 1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions

1. Mix ingredients and store in an air tight container.

To make taco meat:
Brown and drain 1 lb ground meat of choice. Wipe skillet of excess grease. Return meat to skillet sprinkle spice mix (approx 2 1/2 Tb) over meat, add 1 1/2 c. water. Simmer 20-25 minutes to let flavors mingle and water cook out/ thicken into a sauce. (When I make taco meat, I usually add a chopped onion to the meat as it cooks and then some salsa while the seasoning simmers. It adds a some veggies AND enhances the flavor.)

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TAMMIEANN717.






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful. Thanks for posting. To add even more veggies to your Tacos, try grating some carrots into the meat as it browns. The texture is like hamburger and because it cooks with the meat, it picks up some of the flavor too. Allows you to have a bigger portion too. :-) - 7/13/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Loved this! I cooked 1 cup of lentils and used 4 tsp of this to season them. It made 12 tacos. YUMMY! - 2/5/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    left out the salt to reduce the sodium, and we didn't have cumin but still very good. - 1/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I agree with VANILLARIPPLE, this is the best taco seasoning I have ever tasted. No more store bought for me! - 12/21/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wonderful! - 6/22/12

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I NEED IT FOR SUPPER TONIGHT THANKS - 1/16/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is very good, the onion and some salsa helps a lot as does some chopped green chiles. - 10/21/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Better than package seasoning. Very spicy. I would reduce salt next time. I also added a little flour so it thickened more quickly! - 8/30/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Better than store bought packages!! - 8/23/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added a little more cumin, but i didn't need to! - 6/28/11

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love It & so did the daycare kids!! Thanks for posting!! - 3/2/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used the seasoning for "slow cooker salsa chicken" and for vegetables and it was DELICIOUS! - 6/17/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I should have looked at this before going to the grocery store! Sounds really yummy but I got the prepared package instead of separate ingredients. - 4/26/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I've make my own seasoning for awhile, the reason was MSG is in most flavored potato chips, all flavored junk snacks but especially in seasoning packets like taco seasoning....so made my own.....much healthier & much better tasting...& easy to make! - 2/19/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was without a car and no seasoning. I had all but the chili, cumin, and red pepper flakes and my family loved it. I did not have sea salt I had table salt so I used less and it was so good. I even put it on my tilapa. Thanks for shaving $1 off my wkly food bill. - 2/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It even smells better cooking than the packaged stuff! Thanks! - 2/15/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have found that buying prepared seasoning mixes don't work for me anymore because I'm finding them to salty. Like the taste of this and since I have the spices on hand I always have it when I need it instead of having to buy the mix packets. - 2/4/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This stuff is great! - 11/10/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I'll never buy packaged seasoning again! - 8/3/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I tried this as an alternative to the packets and both my husband and I loved it!We will not be buying anymore taco seasoning packets from the store from now on. - 3/20/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Makes a nice seasoning. It would also be good used in bean soups, chili or dips. Thanks for a great recipe. - 11/15/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Absolutely Fantastic!!! Fresh tasting and it's so much better than the packaged ones. Husband raves about how much he likes it better than the store bought kinds. It's true though you can reduce the salt a little...or not if you like it saltier. I am going to email this recipe to a friend :) - 7/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    THIS SEASONING WAS SOOO GOOD I WILL NEVER USE STORE BOUGHT MIXES AGAIN. VERY EASY TO MAKE - 6/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow...I can save money...the packets are usually about $1 each or more...& I always have the rest of these around the kitchen. I will use less sodium for mine. - 5/5/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made this recipe tonight, it was perfect Thanks!! - 4/21/08

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