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.
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)
- 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.
- Sprinkle the taco seasoning over the meat and add the water. Stir and cook until the water is evaporated.
- Add the optional hot sauce.