Sunday, August 24, 2014

Homemade Taco Seasoning for Mini Tacos

Homemade Taco Seasoning for Mini Tacos

I'm pretty happy about this homemade taco seasoning. It's nice to know exactly what is in the seasoning I am using.

I used the seasoning to make the ground beef filling for these mini tacos. I filled four inch corn tortillas with the beef and added sides of guacamole, salsa, cheese, sour cream, and cabbage.

Homemade Taco Seasoning for Mini Tacos

I found this recipe on Angel's Homestead, my assigned blog for this week's Secret Recipe Club. Angel is a mom of five, and lives in southern Indiana on a three acre homestead. To read more about Angel, check out this post. Angel was actually the founder of the Secret Recipe club. She has recently transferred the reins to the most capable Sarah, of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes.

These mini tacos can be made with crunchy or soft tortillas, your choice.

To make crispy shells, heat about an inch of oil to 350 degrees F. and fry the tortillas, one at a time, bending them with tongs as they cook to create the shells. Drain on paper towels. Be sure to use corn tortillas if you are frying them.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Three tablespoons equals one packet of store bought taco seasoning

1/2 C chile powder
1/4 C granulated onion
2 T ground cumin
1 T granulated garlic
1 T paprika
1 T salt

Whisk the ingredients together in a small bowl. 
Cover and store in a cool pantry. Re-stir the ingredients each time you use the seasoning. 

Ground Beef Taco Filling

1/2 of a medium onion, diced
1 pound of ground beef
3 T taco seasoning
1/2 C water
1 T hot sauce (optional)

  1. Place the onion and ground beef into a 12 inch skillet and cook over medium--low heat until the beef if fully cooked. Drain any excess fat. 
  2. Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the meat and add the water. Stir and cook until the water is evaporated.
  3. Add the optional hot sauce.

22 comments:

  1. A really FABULOUS and handy recipe to have tucked away somewhere for a rainy day aka "I have run out of taco seasoning day"! LOVELY images too Karen! Karen

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  2. Great choice, Karen. I've bookmarked this one to try, since tacos seem to have become one of our favourite Saturday-movie-night dinners. Will be great to use my own seasoning.

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  3. You did a great job Karen, the photos look great. I apologize for the mess you had to go through on my blog to find a recipe during my site transfer, and am glad you were able to find one of my families favorites. We have taco night at least twice a month at our house. .

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    1. Thanks Angel. No apologies necessary. I feel for what you are going through!

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  4. Never made my own taco seasoning, so this is something to consider - I guess we were both on the same frame of mind this month, I made a taco salad, but unfortunately used store-bought seasoning

    oh, well - there's always next time!

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  5. I love homemade taco seasoning. Yum yum yum! Great pick for reveal day :)

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  6. I make my own taco seasoning too but always forget how much equals a packet! Thanks :)

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  7. I love using homemade taco seasoning in place of store-bought. Why would you even bother with that crap? Also, your tacos. Omg to die for. They look amazing!

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  8. I can't wait to try this. So tired of paying three dollars a bottle at the local store.

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  9. Great pick this month! I definitely need to make my own taco seasoning - so nice to know what's in it and control the sodium content!

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  10. YUM!!! I make my own taco seasoning too and your mini tacos look amazing!!! P.S. I had your blog this month. we made your cookie dough fudge!

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  11. I like the idea of making your own seasonings so that you know exactly what you are getting. Good choice this month.

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  12. It's so great to be able to make your own spice blends like this. I love your tiny tacos; they are so cute! Great pick this month ;)

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  13. I love making my own taco seasoning... it's so easy and I always have everything on hand. I add a little oregano, too! I love that you fried your own taco shells-- they look amazing!

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  14. I love homemade spice mixes. Taco seasoning is my favorite. Great pick!!

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  15. Thank you for posting this! I'm pinning this for near future use :)

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  16. Loving this for Taco Tuesday. Great SRC pick!

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  17. I think I'd love this. I love tacos anyway and allt he ingredients in the seasoning sound great.

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  18. Great idea making your own taco seasoning. Great SRC pick!

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  19. Great recipe, thanks for sharing. I love the idea of making my own seasonings :D

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  20. I can see this being used for a number of dishes....good selection. Visiting from Group B.

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