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Apr 27, 2009 08:32 AM

Anyone have a taco seasoning recipe?

I'm tired of using the packets and am looking for a good taco seasoning recipe if you have one...thanks in advance.

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  1. Hi, yes! And though I just eyeball most of the ingredients (having made tacos this way since my aunt taught me years ago), here's what I do--so easy:

    Sprinkle Penzey's adobo over the meat as it's cooking.

    Drain the fat from the meat, then add:
    small can of tomato sauce (Hunt's or Cento usually)
    1 tablespoon of chili powder
    (I actually split mine so it's 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon chipotle, 1 teaspoon ancho)
    a little cumin
    a little water (or wine or beer if you have it handy)
    a little cinnamon and a little cocoa powder or ground chocolate (this is my variation--optional)

    I also add epazote and cilantro to mine, but I am a bit of a nut with spices. All the spices for tacos/chili go across the bottom row of my spice rack for ease of use since we usually make tacos once a week.

    Like it hot? Cut up a chipotle in adobo OR add more chipotle powder.

    1. Mine is
      2 parts onion powder
      2 parts garlic powder
      2 parts sugar
      2 parts salt
      1 part oregano
      1 part cumin
      2 parts powdered chilis (whatever you have)
      1 part paprika
      1 part pepper

      It's pretty darn good, you just dust the meat with it, maybe rub it in, and cook.

      1. 2 parts powdered chilis of choice (I like mulatto, ancho and chipotle)
        1 part cumin
        1 part onion powder (not salt)
        1 part oregano

        1. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or corn oil
          1 small onion , chopped small (about 2/3 cup)
          3 medium cloves garlic , minced or pressed through garlic press (about 1 tablespoon)
          2 tablespoons chili powder
          1 teaspoon ground cumin
          1 teaspoon ground coriander
          1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
          1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
          1 pound 90% lean ground beef (or leaner)
          1/2 cup tomato sauce
          1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
          1 teaspoon brown sugar
          2 teaspoons vinegar (preferably cider vinegar)
          Ground black pepper

          1. Cook the beef with a bit of salt, finely diced onion, chopped garlic and chopped cilantro, then add: chile powders & cumin.