The other day I made tacos for my lunch. Oh my gosh, they were so yummy. I’m still eating the left overs. Hello meal prepping! I used to always use the packaged taco seasoning, it never even entered my mind that I could make my own more healthy seasoning, but a couple years ago my husband found a recipe for a taco seasoning mix that is pretty good.
The only problem with this recipe, or at least with me making it this week is that I got some new measuring spoons and what I thought was a 1/2 teaspoon was actually a 1/2 tablespoon. So I put more spices in than I should have…. but it worked out because I used that one spoon the whole time… so it basically just doubled the recipe (or maybe tripled… I’m not doing the math).
I started out by browning my ground beef, I didn’t add any oil to the pan since the beef already has enough fat in it as it is. You could always do this with ground turkey to make it leaner. While the meat was cooking I mixed up the seasoning.
For the seasoning:
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
You can store the seasoning in an airtight container to use as you need it.
I mixed 4 tablespoons of the seasoning to the browned ground beef and about a 1/4 cup of water and let it cook until the liquid soaked in.
Once the meat was done cooking I took a red container of it and mixed it with a half of a purple container of salsa and put that on 2 soft corn tortillas with some shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and a blue container of shredded cheese. It was the best lunch I had all week.