Recipe by jackieblue
Those "taco seasoning" packets are usually so high in sodium and contain all kinds of unecessary junk. Give this one a try. You can adjust the seasoning to your liking, add onions when you brown the beef or not, whatever you like. I like to add fresh jalapenos when I add the sauce. Consider this a base recipe. Enjoy!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon chili powder (heaping, I like to use either ancho or Penzey's medium hot chili powder)
- 3 garlic cloves, crushed
- hot sauce, to taste (optional)
- salt, to taste (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a saute pan (I prefer non-stick but this isn't crucial), brown ground beef.
- While beef is browning, combine the remainder of ingredients in a small bowl.
- Drain beef. Return to pan. Add the sauce. Stir, and add some water if desired (I add maybe 4-8 oz.). Simmer uncovered until meat reaches desired consistency.
- Serve on heated taco shells with cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and hot sauce or however you prefer to use seasoned taco meat.