This was the closest to the Ortega brand we use and like so well. I used a whole clove of garlic. It was a bit hot for my youngest so will have to tone it done just a bit. But this is definitely the seasoning I'll use from now on.
I have used this recipe for over a year now. It's my only "go to" for tacos. I prepare it in bulk so it's always ready to go, no prep time. Love it.
Made this tonight, TRUE!
What a delight to have a seasoning with NO SUGAR in it too!
Added extra chilli flakes, 1 canned tinned tomatoes (no sugar), 1 cup water, 1 cup no salt/sugar tomato paste and cannelloni beans...WHOO HOO! Thank you!
I was surprised how bland this was after reading a lot of 5 star reviews. I was very disappointed with this after following the recipe. I had to add other spices to kick it up. I personally think that 1 tsp. of chili powder for a pound of meat is simply not enough. (To me) for a pound of meat, you need at least 3 Tbsp. of chili powder, and sometimes that's not even enough, depending on if you use ground beef or turkey.
I've used this a number of times and the flavor is just right. It makes our family taco nights really delicious!
This is so good! I've just finished off yet another pan of tacos!
I do it slightly differently:
Dry onion flakes, garlic powder, cumin seeds, no cornstarch (boyfriend's allergic). Also, I have really spicy chili powder, so I don't do the flakes. (Also sometimes use one small onion and some cloves of garlic instead of dry)
I do the meat as you say, then stir in a can of refried beans and some cheese - fantastic dinner! We've started eating it with Mexican Crema.
Anyway. My mouth is currently singing your praises yet again. Thank you.
No pkgs of taco seasoning mix in the cupboard, and was in a hurry so didn't want to rely on adding a bit of everything and adjusting to taste, so consulted Recipezaar and this looked good. Turned out great - no complaints from a family of five! I did add extra chili powder, and substituted a dash of cayenne for the dried red pepper, and garlic powder for the minced garlic. Thanks Opal!
I used this recipe when I ran out of Ortega seasoning once. Maybe just a tad less tasty or strong in flavor, but never felt the need to look for another recipe.. And im sure its healthier than the pack from the store. I use it every time we have made tacos here now in our household for the last couple years.. Thanks
This did not have enough flavor. Hot enough but lacked the old El Paso snap
Who would have know with a few ingredients that I most always have on hand I could make the seasoning to whip up a great taco salad? The only thing that I changed in this was to use Hot Shot Seasoning instead of the Crushed Red Pepper and it turned out wonderfully. I doubled the batch as I made 2 pounds of hamburger and wanted there to be plenty of spice. I agree that this tastes pretty similar to Ortega brand taco seasoning and I too will be using this often. Thank you for a great spice to add to my cupboard Opal Fitzgerald!