IMG_0431I have been working on this recipe for a while and I finally feel like I have found a great balance of flavors.  It is very mildly spicy, so my can kids eat it.  This recipe makes a good quantity, you will have enough to to save in a jar for many taco nights to come.
Here’s the recipe:

Taco Seasoning:
4 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp paprika
6 tsp cumin
4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Put all of these ingredients in a jar and then shake!


Ground beef tacos:
olive oil
1/2 small onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb ground beef
2 Tbsp taco seasoning
taco shells
diced tomato
diced onion
shredded lettuce
grated cheese

First saute onion and garlic in olive oil, then add 1  pound of ground beef and cook until browned.  Do not discard the oil after cooking, this will make your taco meat extra yummy.  I also usually add a 1/2 cup of water, if the mixture has dried out at all.  Mix in 2 Tbsp of the finished taco seasoning.  Serve in warmed taco shells with tomato, onion, shredded lettuce and cheese.





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