Using Only EIGHT Ingredients!!!!
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Big families eat tacos. A lot. It’s one of those facts of life. (Is there any one who DOESN’T like tacos?!?!?!)
It is way too easy to take any kind of ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken and brown it in a pan with seasonings. Done. You can even use leftover chicken breast and cut it into chunks for chicken tacos. So. stinkin’. easy.
My favorite bonus on taco night? You can kind of ignore your picky eaters that night because really, who cares if they only eat some of that meat stuffed in a shell (or not?) And you still feel like Mom Of The Year because you put lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and all the things on the table, so it looks really pretty and your older kids and husband think you’re the best.
The problem with tacos when you eat such large quantities so often is that you do not want to keep buying those packets you can pick up at the store all the time. When you multiply one of those packets per one pound of meat, your dinner cost adds up a lot faster than your crew can say “When is dinner?” And nevermind all the preservatives and added ingredients to keep shelf life… Ain’t nobody got time for that.
So here is our family’s tried-and-true recipe for our homemade taco seasoning. With just eight ingredients, you can toss it all together and add it to your strained meat and call it done. There really is nothing easier. My Littlest picky eaters will never complain of the spice, and the older ones add some RedHot and are good.to.go.
The Very Best (Family Friendly) Taco Seasoning:
(Serves about three pounds of ground meat.)
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. dried oregano
3/4 tsp. black pepper
4 tsp. chili powder
4 Tbl. paprika
4 tsp. sea salt
4 tsp. ground cumin
And that is seriously it! You gets loads of flavor without the heat. Want more heat and spice? Add more chili powder and throw in some red pepper flakes.
Throw it all in a bowl and mix it until the color is even. When your meat is fully cooked, strain it and add the seasoning to the pan.
Are you using a crock pot or insta pot to fix it forget it earlier in the day? Just mix it in to your crock pot with the meat and call it done.
This stores super easily in a ziploc bag, but you are probably cooking the full 3 pounds of meat all at once so you most likely won’t have any leftovers.
In our family, I double the recipe (sometimes quadruple if we are going to a friend’s house or church potluck) and cook up a full 6-10 pounds all at once. When you freeze that leftover taco meat, it will be the next best dinner you ever had, the taste multiplied to its best flavor and the easiest meal you cooked (ahem, reheated…) all week.
I would love to know your thoughts on this super easy seasoning, and I’d be glad for you to share your own tips and tricks with me!
Until the next fiesta…