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    Tacos from Scratch (Way Better Than a Packet and Just As Easy!)

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    15 mins

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    jackieblue's Note:

    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!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a saute pan (I prefer non-stick but this isn't crucial), brown ground beef.
    2. 2
      While beef is browning, combine the remainder of ingredients in a small bowl.
    3. 3
      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.
    4. 4
      Serve on heated taco shells with cheese, sour cream, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, and hot sauce or however you prefer to use seasoned taco meat.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 27, 2009

      55

      Very tasty! Usually we have leftovers but not this time! I left out the coriander because I didn't have any, but it was still great.

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    • on September 01, 2009

      55

      Yum! So easy and very, very much better than those awfully salty packets they sell. And for extra freshness, I used fresh coriander leaves. Thanks! I'll make them over and over again!

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    • on January 13, 2008

      55

      Wow! I just finished eating this and it's absolutely yummy and SO easy to make. I made it exactly - just minus the hot sauce. It is the perfect blend of spices - it's not overpowering or bland and WAY better than the taco seasoning packets. I probably have about 10 of those in my cupboard and I'm wondering what to do with them now :) I'm sure I will be making this frequently! Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Tacos from Scratch (Way Better Than a Packet and Just As Easy!)

    Serving Size: 1 (177 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 273.1
     
    Calories from Fat 160
    58%
    Total Fat 17.8 g
    27%
    Saturated Fat 6.7 g
    33%
    Cholesterol 77.1 mg
    25%
    Sodium 409.5 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.7 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 2.6 g
    10%
    Protein 22.5 g
    45%

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