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Taco Seasoning – Gimme Some Oven

Taco Seasoning – Gimme Some Oven

I’ve made this before and never posted about it.  I don’t really make any modifications, although you can (she makes some suggestions on the recipe) so I’ll just provide the link, here.

One of the nice things about making your own taco seasoning is that although you might not happen to have a packet of seasoning mix, you are almost sure to have everything that actually goes into the mix (at least I do).

I should play a little with the chili powder next time, maybe using some chipotle powder, or, one of the three different smoked paprikas a friend just brought to me from Madrid.

Mix it up, and you are ready to go.

Gimme Some Oven recommends 2-3 Tablespoons per pound of ground beef.  This makes just a little over 3 Tablespoons.

I wanted to season some ground beef for taco salad later in the week, so mixed the seasoning with 1/2 cup of water (as I remember the instructions on the back of taco seasoning packets) and added to 1 pound of browned ground beef.

I simmered the beef until most of the liquid had evaporated, let the mix cool, and froze for use later in the week.

This is an easy mix, with none of the additives or stabilizers you might find in commercial mixes—including flour which keeps it from being gluten-free.

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