Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 15 mins

I stopped buying those seasoning packets. This is so easy to make and I bet you have all the ingredients on hand. I usually double or triple the recipe to have on hand for quicker meals. Store tightly covered in a plastic container. Recipe makes enough for 1 pound of seasoned hamburger.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. combine ingredients and add to 1 pound of browned and drained ground beef or cooked diced chicken and stir in water slowly to desired consistency. You want it a little soupy to start with. Simmer 5 minutes. Enjoy! I sometimes add in one tsp of onion flakes in while simmering.
Most Helpful

This is a really great recipe! I think this could benefit from adding a bit of flour or corn starch so that the water will thicken up and be more of a sauce consistency rather than remaining so liquidy. But other than that this is definitely my new go-to recipe for taco night - the flavor is just right. Could be too hot for some (I know my niece does not like spicy things, when she visits I'll cut back on the cayenne to 1/8 teaspoon) but it's just right for me personally as I love spicy foods. Thanks for sharing! =)

Feisty Redhead February 23, 2011

what a great recipe! I looked in the cupboard today for dinner tonight, no packet, found this recipe and now, I won't ever buy another yucky packet again!
Thanks Dissie~GREAT recipe!

MaMere December 08, 2010

I used this today to make chicken quesadillas for lunch. It was good but I think next time I'll add more "heat" to it with more chili powder or cayenne pepper. It was at the perfect spicy level for my son though.

FKHamer November 03, 2010