The hubs actually had the idea to make our own taco seasoning. He found a recipe, measured everything out, and made it. And he's been doing it ever sense. I made it in a large quantity so that it's an easier weeknight meal. Next time, he can measure out what he needs, and we'll be having tacos before you know it! Since he found this recipe, I have no clue where it came from. If it's yours, please let me know. I'd love to credit you!
This recipe has some strange measurements since I multiplied it from one serving, so the heaping means don't level off your measuring cup/spoon and the scant means a little less. This is to avoid making you measure out an additional teaspoon or tablespoon on every ingredient. Also, I know that 1/4 cup of salt is a lot, but it's getting spread throughout, and you only use two tablespoons of the entire mixture in your hamburger. This is less than the actual recipe, so add more to your hamburger meat if you think it needs it. The heaping/scant measurements are a little unconventional, but I hope you'll make it anyway. It'll last a long time and no more packets or processed seasonings! You'll know exactly what's going into your beef tacos now.
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Makes about 12 servings
Heaping 3/4 cup dried minced onion
1/4 cup salt (can add more to taste in hamburger)
Scant 1/2 cup chili powder
Heaping 3 tablespoons cornstarch
Heaping 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes
Heaping 3 tablespoons garlic powder
Heaping 3 tablespoons ground cumin
Scant 2 tablespoons dried oregano
Mix all of the ingredients together and stir/shake to combine. Seal and store at room temperature.
Brown one pound of hamburger and drain any grease. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning mix over your cooked hamburger, add 1/3 cup water, stir and cook for 5-10 minutes over medium low heat until there is no water left and the meat tastes great!