Homemade Taco Seasoning Packet Replacement

Total Time
1 min
10 mins

This mild taco seasoning replaces one of the store-bought packets. It is super-speedy to use with only four ingredients. No preservatives, no sugar, no msg, no fuss!

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  1. Stir seasoning and 3/4 cup water into 1 pound browned and drained hamburger; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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1 5

When the description says mild, that was an understatement. When mixed with one pound of meat, this barely seasoned the taco meat. If you ate the meat by itself, you could pick up a hint of flavor. When mixed in with the rest of the taco ingredients (shell, lettuce, sour cream, salsa, and cheese), you couldn't taste the meat at all.

3 5

I find that I agreed with broach6 and felt that it was missing something. On the whole, it was a good beginning, but I found that I needed to definitely add the salt. (I thought perhaps I could get away with leaving out the salt.) I also increased the chili powder by 1/2 t, and added 1/2 t of cumin, 1/2 t garlic powder, 1/2 t onion powder. I feel that it rounded out the flavors while keeping it mild.

1 5

Way too much paprika, and seems to be missing something.