Ground Beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Ground Beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Ground Beef with Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

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"Taking just a little extra time to make this flavorful ground beef makes all the difference in your homemade tacos!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    25 mins

Directions

  1. Mix minced onion, salt, chili powder, cornstarch, cumin, red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, dried minced garlic, and oregano in a bowl.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Crumble ground beef into the hot skillet. Cook and stir until the beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  3. Return ground beef to heat. Pour seasoning mixture and water over the beef; stir to combine. Bring to a simmer and cook until the moisture absorbs into the meat, about 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 23, 2012

This was awesome!! I've been using the store bought seasoning for as long I've been cooking and I won't be buying that anymore. I didn't change a thing except using garlic powder as I didn't have dried "minced" on hand. It was the perfect mix of flavors. Not too spicy, even with the cayenne. Thank you!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 30, 2012

I made this using ground turkey and I went lighter on the salt. This was okay, not our favorite taco-seasoned meat but passable for nacho meat. After tasting it, I did add more spices.

 

40 Ratings

Apr 05, 2013

This was very good and nice to have this recipe on hand when I realized I didnt have a taco seasoning packet. For the "one star" review about the waaaaayyy too much salt. Dont use as much. Pretty simple. Problem solved.

 
Jul 28, 2013

This made great beef tostadas and burritos. As written this would have been too spicy for some of my diners so I cut the crushed red pepper and the cayenne pepper in half, skipped the salt instead using a cube of chicken boullion in with double the water, and subbed onion powder for the minced dried. I will use this easy recipe again. Thanks for posting.

 
Feb 18, 2013

Made this when my son was home from college and it certainly passed the taste test! I will use this recipe from now on. Very easy to put together with ingredients I had in my cupboard.

 
Apr 01, 2014

This tasted better than the taco package mix I usually use. I was skeptical wether my seven year old grandson would like this because of the red and cayenne peppers but he loved it. He liked that it was a bit spicy and so did I. I will definitely be making this again. Just an added comment: after the water evaporated I added some taco sauce and let it simmer down. It was even better than before.

 
Mar 03, 2013

This was really yummy! I didn't have any corn starch or cayenne pepper and it still turned out good. Tasted much better than pre-packaged seasoning. My husband and 2yr. old ate it all up.

 
Mar 01, 2013

I normally do not like tacos. The seasoning is always old tasting. This was awesome with the fresh spices. The cayenne pepper gave it a little tiny kick it was perfect. My husband and his best friend ate ever last bite!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 107 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 0.8 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 7 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 9.7 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 328 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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