Oh my, this turned out to be the best taco meat ever! Yes, brown the meat first. if you don't and mix the spices and flour into the meat before hand, it is hard to know when the meat is done cooking. Also, I would cut back by 1/2 on the flour and I added Worcestershire Sauce because I love that in my taco meat. Make a bunch cuz it is even better on day 2! I will be visiting my daughter in law this summer and, as tacos are my sons favorite meal, I will be taking a jar of the mix as a gift.
We love this taco meat! I triple the recipe and use ground turkey. Also, I cook the meat first, drain off the fat, then add the seasonings. I've made it as written before and having the fat in there was just a bit to gross for me. Also unhealthy. I love the combination of the spices, though! Thanks for posting!
Crystal, This is a great recipe,we tried it the other night,and loved the way the meat stuck together,it wasn't as sloppy as taco's usually are but it had the good Mexicn flavor it should have too. Thanks we will absolutely use this recipe every time we make taco's Darlene Summers
This was the first time I have ever made Taco Meat without using those awful seasoning packets. This was absolutely wonderful. Just the smell of all those seasonings had my mouth watering. And the flavor is the best. I used ground chuck so there was very little fat, and I doubled the receipe because I was making a very large batch for a fundraising luncheon. And what made it even better is that I had EVERY seasoning in my spice rack already. This is great! Thanks for sharing.
This was great stuff...soooo much better than when you use that nasty taco seasoning from the store. Our new go-to taco seasoning. Wouldn't change a thing. Just perfect. Enough spice to make the adults happy but not too much for the kids. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.
we ended up with a mushy mess. I am sure it was something I did, but the result wasn't edible. Sorry -- glad others liked it.
This is really good. I browned the ground beef first, and drained the grease off. I used only 1/8 cup flour, and blended the seasonings with the water, then added it to the pan. This is as good as the packaged seasoning mixes. It also definitely was more convenient than having to go to the store for a package of taco seasoning. Thank you for such a good & easy recipe. :)
This had a wonderful texture and flavor for taco meat. I used 97% lean beef, half whole wheat and enriched white flour and heaped up on the chili powder. I am going to try next time to cook the meat separate and drain to cut down on the fat... I'll let you know how it turns out. Thank you for the recipe.
I should have found this recipe years ago. This was excellent, the flavor is outstanding. Like others have said, may cut back on the flour a little to make it less pasty. Overall, 5 stars!!
Would never make this again. Had to double ingredients for any kind of spice and the flour made it taste and feel mushy.