very good taco seasoning, definitely beats those packages! I added 1/2 tsp cornstarch and 1/4 tsp coriander. I used this recipe with 1 lb of ground turkey and added about 2/3 C water with seasoning after browning meat.
This is the taco seasoning recipe that I always use, though I add corn starch if needed for the dish. I sometimes eave out the red pepper flakes, or substitute cayenne pepper, depending on mood.
Very, very tasty mix and has a bit of a spicy kick to it!! I haven't made tacos yet but I tasted it on a bit of cooked chicken. I always used less of the packaged mixes because of the high amount of salt they have.....sometimes the tacos were a bit bland because of that. Now they won't be!! My son also likes to sprinkle taco seasoning on popcorn. I did use only 1/2 the salt called for and I'm happy with that. Thanks for a great alternative to those salt-filled packages!! Added Note: Finally made tacos!! And they were flavorful! My son made them and he's now calling himself the "taco master"!!I'd advise anyone with "tender tastebuds" to use it at their own discretion and not just pour the whole mix into 1 lb. of meat since it is much stronger than the packaged mixes. Which is a good thing!!! You get more "bang for your buck"!! Also, anyone who doesn't like "heat" might want to lower the amount of red pepper flakes. It does have a kick!! I have already made the mix in multiples to store for future use and can't wait to use it in other recipes and dips! Thanks again!!
I've used this several times now and it has never failed me -- it's a wonderful blend of flavors and the ingredients are things I always have on hand. I omit the salt so I can season to taste while cooking, but other than that, follow along completely. I've stopped buying the packages -- no need to.
Thanks for sharing this recipe, Tigerlilly. Knowing exactly what's in the mix makes for a healthier product. I mix ours in a little jar, shake it up, and use about 1/2 the recipe for 1-lb of ground beef. I also add a heaping tsp of cornstarch for thickening, and experiment with various chili powders to change it up. We're having taco salad tonight!
This is a great taco seasoning. I omitted the salt and pepper for personal preference. Thanks Tiger :) Made for Help a Naked recipe event
I thought this was great! Tastier than the store packets, and so much better for you -- none of that nasty MSG and total control over the sodium! I reduced the salt by half and didn't miss it, and I added the 1/2 tsp of cornstarch and 2/3 c of water. I make my tacos with ground turkey and serve on low carb tortillas, so this "fun" meal is actually very healthy this way. I knocked off 1 star since I think the salt content is a bit too much and the cornstarch and water were missing, but otherwise it'd be 5. Thanks!
Well, I'm joining the fan club. I did cut the salt due to DH's diet. I'm so glad that I stumbled on to this recipe, it's a keeper. thanks.
I thought I'd give this a try since I didn't need to use a whole packet of the store bought seasoning. This worked out great! I cut down on the salt for us. Will definitely use this one again.