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Taco Seasoning Recipe [FP]
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This is a very versatile and tasty taco seasoning recipe that we've loved for years...makes a whole jar full of savory goodness, that cranks out nearly instant dinners. This recipe yields 2½ cups of taco seasoning, which is about 20 meals worth.
Recipe type: Condiments & Spice Blends
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 4-6
  • ⅔ cup chili powder
  • ½ cup ground cumin
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 whole ancho or guajillo dried pepper (very mild)
  • 1 Tbls. smoked paprika for flavor *OR* cayenne pepper for more heat (can add both)
  • ¼ c. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbls. oregano
  • 1 Tbls. glucomannan or Xantham gum *OR* sub ¼ cup corn starch if you're not a Trim Healthy Mama
  • 1 cup minced onion
  1. Place all herbs and spices *except minced dried onion* into a blender, and blend to chop up pepper.
  2. Mix in minced onion.
  3. Store in a covered jar.
  4. A 1 or 2 Tbls scoop in the jar is really useful. To Make Taco Meat:
  5. Brown 1 pound of ground beef, and drain.
  6. Rinse in hot water to use for FP or E meals.
  7. Add 2 Tablespoons of this taco seasoning recipe.
  8. Add 1 Tablespoon of ketchup, and ½ cup water.
  9. Stir and heat through.
  10. Serve with your favorite fixings!
Want to experiment before making a whole jar full? Try this single serving recipe first:
1 Tbls. Minced onion
2 tsp chili powder
1½ tsp cumin
½ tsp smoked paprika for flavor (optional)
1½ tsp salt
1 tsp crushed red pepper (or crushed pepper of your choice) and/or ¼ tsp cayenne for heat
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp glucomannan or Xantham gum (or 1 tsp corn starch if you're not doing the THM plan)
pinch of oregano (1/8th tsp, crushed well)
Stir all spices into ground meat, and follow directions above for making taco meat.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 2T Fat: 0 Sugar: 0
Recipe by Gwen's Nest at https://gwens-nest.com/taco-seasoning-recipe/