Saturday, September 3, 2011

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Although I certainly don't mind a seasoning packet when I'm in a rush these homemade tacos don't take much more time to whip up if you hae the spices on hand, and they're really good!

Olive oil

1 3/4 - 2 lbs lean ground beef, turkey, or chickn
1/3 c finely chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic

2 t chili powder
3 t cumin
2 t smoked paprika
2 t oregano
1 t salt

1 c water

Pour olive oil on bottom of pan to coat pan. Heat over medium high. Add onions and cook for 2 minutes till softened. Add ground beef and break up and stir till fully cooked. Add garlic, cook for one minute more. Add all spices and stir well for a minute. Then add water, stir, and reduce to a simmer.

Serve in traditional tacos or over a salad with onions, tomatoes, cheese, and broken tortillas.

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