Ladies, are you still using that prepackaged taco seasoning that you buy at the grocery store for sometimes as much as TWO DOLLARS a package? Oh my dear you must stop that immediately. I discovered an easy, delicious, cheap, and nutritious (meaning, not filled with the garbage in the packaged stuff) recipe for taco seasoning a few years ago and I’ve never looked back.
Taco Seasoning Mix
good for one pound of ground beef, chicken, or beans
2 1/2 t chili powder
2 tsp oregano
3/4 tsp cumin
1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t granulated garlic
1/3 t cinnamon
1/4 t cayenne (or to taste if you like it hotter)
I, of course, look just like this saucy senorita each time I make tacos. Don’t you?If the cinnamon catches any of you by surprise don’t let it scare you off; cinnamon is used quite liberally in authentic Mexican cooking and it gives the taco meat a fabulous flavor, very subtle but it adds a wonderful dimension.
Simply combine these ingredients in a small bowl, stir well, and use as you would a package of store-bought taco seasoning, adding once you have browned your meat in the frying pan. Be sure to add a cup of water for each pound of ground beef and allow it to simmer on low for 1/2 hour before serving.