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    Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Mix (Copycat)

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    The Spice Guru's Note:

    My copycat recipe for Taco Bell's seasoned ground beef is a bulk seasoning blend which yields 6 batches of tacos (1 pound ground beef per batch). When ready to use, mix 4 level tablespoons of this mixture with 3/4 cup water (directions below).

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    1. 1
      NOTE: TO PREPARE A SINGLE SERVING OF THIS SEASONING FOR JUST ONE BATCH TACOS, FOLLOW THIS CONVERSION RECIPE (YIELDS 4 LEVEL TABLESPOONS): 1 tablespoon masa corn flour, 1 tablespoon instant onion flakes, 1 1/4 teaspoons ground cumin, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, 3/4 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt, 1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon powder, 1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder, 1/4 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar, 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/8 teaspoon ground oregano. (STEP ONE): COMBINE all ingredients well and store in a dark, cool place, tightly sealed.
    2. 2
      WHEN READY TO USE: Add 3/4 cup cold water and 4 level tablespoons of this seasoning into a plasic resealable container with a tight-fitting lid.
    3. 3
      SHAKE mixture well until dry ingredients are thoroughly dissolved in water.
    4. 4
      BROWN 1 lb ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat while stirring without overcooking (drain ground beef if necessary).
    5. 5
      POUR shaken mixture into browned ground beef in skillet.
    6. 6
      RAISE heat to high; BOIL mixture for one minute, stirring.
    7. 7
      REDUCE heat to medium; COOK mixture, stirring occasionally, until very little liquid remains and ground beef is moist yet not soggy.
    8. 8
      COVER and reduce heat to medium-low.
    9. 9
      SIMMER for 5-7 minutes to steam and tenderize meat, and for flavors to infuse fully.
    10. 10
      FILL crisped taco shells with seasoned ground beef mixture, adding desired cheese and vegetable fillings; SERVE and enjoy!

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    Nutritional Facts for Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Mix (Copycat)

    Serving Size: 1 (4 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 24

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 19.3
    Calories from Fat 3
    Total Fat 0.4 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 74.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 0.9 g
    Protein 0.6 g

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