Posts Tagged ‘Taco’

Homemade Taco Seasoning

We love all things taco around here and I always seemed to be running low on taco seasoning.  While browsing Pinterest one day, I found this recipe for homemade taco seasoning and it is delicious.  No more running out for me! 

The recipe below makes enough for one pound of taco meat, but I like to mix up several batches of the seasoning and store it in a glass jar in the pantry. 

The original recipe is at Chef Mommy and the only change I made was to make it salt-free.  Believe me, you don’t even miss the salt with all of the other great flavors.


1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all of the above ingredients together and add to one pound of cooked ground beef or turkey with one cup of water.  Stir and cook until thickened.  The jar above has about 3 batches of the recipe.

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Yummy Homemade Tacos

Tacos make a great weeknight supper because they are quick, easy and so tasty.  I was looking a little different way to make them just to change things up a little and I found this recipe at Yummy, Healthy, Easy.

I may now have a new favorite taco recipe.  These were so good!  Please excuse the photos. I was in a little too big a hurry when I took them so they are not the best. 

IMG_95281 tbsp. olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup finely diced onion

1/2 cup tomato paste

4 tsp. chili powder

1 pound ground beef

taco shells

Your favorite taco toppings (I used salsa & cheese in the photo above and also had sour cream.)

IMG_9512In a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil, onion and garlic.  Cook this until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes. 

IMG_9514Add the tomato paste and chili powder.  Add the ground beef and cook until there is no pink left in the meat. 

IMG_9516Fill the taco shells with the meat mixture and top with salsa and cheese.  I then placed the tacos in a 300 degree oven just until the cheese was melted.  Serve with your favorite toppings.


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Biscuit Taco Bake

Most Monday nights, C & I eat supper with his parents.  I usually fix food that night and am always looking for a great new one dish supper that is easy to transport.  This is another one of my Pinterest finds.  In fact, a lot of the new recipes coming up are from there.  Check it out and if you want to follow me, my username is picperfcooking.

This is a great fix it and go meal.  I left mine pretty plain, but you can top it with any taco fixings you like such as shredded lettuce, sour cream, or salsa.  Give it a try!

1 pound hamburger
2/3 cup water
1 packet taco seasoning
2 tubes (12 oz. each) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
1 (15 oz.) can chili (or 1 1/2 cups leftover chili which is what I used)
1 cup + shredded cheddar cheese


Note: I fixed the taco meat the day before so that is why all of the different ingredients are not pictured.

Brown the ground beef then add the water and taco seasoning. Cook, uncovered, on medium-low until the liquid evaporates.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a 13×9” baking dish.  Quarter the biscuits and place in the prepared dish.


Layer the taco meat mixture next, then add the chili and cheese.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes until the biscuits are golden brown.  Enjoy with your favorite taco toppings.



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