I make Mexican all the time and this comes in so handy. It costs pennies to make and much more to buy... Now that I am out of work it is important that I pinch pennies when I can!
Great seasoning mix. I did add 1 t. Mexican oregano but otherwise made as written. Great flavor and used 2 T. for 8 oz. beef.
This is such a great, easy recipe! Tonight I made enchiladas, and I used this seasoning mix in the ground beef. The only change I made was to add about 1/4 tsp. of oregano. The meat was good all by itself (I had to have a nibble), and the enchiladas were some of the best I had ever had! I also made your Mexican rice, Mexican Rice, to go with the meal. Thank you for sharing your recipes with us.
Thank you so much for a great recipe! I had 4.25# ground chuck to be used, so I quadrupled the recipe. Had for dinner, and it was, by far, better than the packets. I froze the rest, saving some for my dinner tonite! The only thing I changed was the paprika using half regular and half smoked. Made as a quesadilla with a mixture of sauteed button and portobello mushrooms and cheese, and served with sour cream and shredded lettuce. Tonite I'm going to make your Mexican Rice and have with a burrito and refried beans as the other side. I'm glad that it freezes well because I am single but crave Mexican food often.
Spot on delicious substitute for taco seasoning packets. Very very flavorful! Thanks!
I've been making my own taco mix for years but your recipe trumps the one I usually use so this is my new "go to" recipe. Excellent flavour, couldn't be easier. Thx so much Potsie!
This was very good taco seasoning mix. I very seldom have the package stuff on hand, so this works really good. Tastes just as good if not better than the package mix. I only added a sprinkling of cayenne pepper, as we don't like really spicy stuff.
Needed taco seasoning to make Delicious Enchilada Layered Dish and didn't want to go to the store so decided to try this and it worked great. The spices were right on - though I did cut down on the chili powder as the one I have is HOT. It was just what I was looking for with good Mexican flavor.
Gary, I thought this was "the best" taco seasoning mix I've ever came across on the internet! It was a bit spicy, but we enjoyed it. For those who'd prefer there's less spicy, (plus less heat), I would reduce the amount of cayenne pepper and possibly the paprika. But that's up to ones preference! I found this yielded about 2/3's cup (2 ounces) of seasoning mix. I usually purchase a large container of taco seasoning from Sam's Club, but once I use it up, I'm going to use this recipe instead. Glad you posted this recipe, Gary. My search for the perfect taco seasoning mix is over, as this one's definitely a keeper!!
In case the stars don't show, I gave 5. Food.com's site has been so bad. I don't know if this will post.
One of the best taco seasoning recipes I've ever come across. Excellent flavor.
My third batch, I added 1/2 a tomato bullion cube and another 1/4 cup of water. Then we still slightly wet, I pulsed it in a processor for a few seconds then let it finish reducing. Amazing what all you can use this taco meat base for.