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The original recipe came from an old "Make-A-Mix" cookbook years ago. I've customized to fit our tastebuds and pocketbook. My thought is: why buy those expensive, chemically flavored little packets when you have all the ingredients on the spice shelf in Mrs. Hubbard's Cupboard?
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To season 1-2 lbs of ground meat
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 2 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons basil
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 2 teaspoons parsley
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
At serving time
- 3/4 cup water
- salt & pepper
- 1Tear off a 4-inch strip of aluminum foil, then tear the rectangle in half to have a roughly 4x4 square OR use a snack-size zipper bag.
- 2Dump all spices & herbs in a small pile.
- 3Fold foil edges up, pressing folds firmly to seal tightly.
- 4Store in a cool dark container.
- 5AT SERVING TIME: Sprinkle packet contents over browned hamburger, add water.
- 6Simmer lightly, cover with lid to allow onions to re-plump.
- 7After about 7 minutes, check if water has simmered off and if onions are plumped up. If not, add another tablespoon (or two), and continue plumping.
- 8We prefer our taco/enchilada meat a bit juicy, but you may wish to remove the lid and let it dry before serving.
- 9USES: tacos, taco salad, burrito, tostada, enchilada, Mexican lasagna.
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Nutritional Facts for Taco Seasoning Packet for the Frugal Home-Maker
Serving Size: 1 (200 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 54.5
- Calories from Fat 13
- Total Fat 1.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 74.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 10.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
- Sugars 3.0 g
- Protein 2.1 g