Basic Homemade Tacos

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

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For many families, tacos are a wonderful treat. One that children and adults enjoy, a fairly inexpensive meal with just a few ingredients, and minimal preparation. What I didn’t know for many years, during the early stages of my family, was that homemade taco seasoning is just plain better. While packaged seasoning mixes may be simple, quick and convenient, it only takes a few minutes more to measure out the ingredients you need, and the results are definitely noticable. You will need:

SEASONING MIX

2 tsp instant minced onion 1 tsp salt 1 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp cornstarch 1/2 tsp crushed red peppers 1/2 tsp instant minced garlic 1/4 tsp oregano 1/2 tsp ground cumin taco seasoning

Combine above ingredients in a small bowl or container and set aside.

You will also need:

1 lb. ground beef 1/4 – 1/2 cup water lettuce, shredded cheddar cheesed, shredded onion, chopped tomatoes, chopped soft and/or hard taco shells hot or mild sauce, bottled (optional) Brown ground beef and drain off fat. Add water and dry seasoning mixture. Bring to aboil and let simmer for 20-25 minutes. If mixturegetstoothickbefore cookingis complete,addasmallamount ofwater to thin. Serve on soft or hard taco shells topped with your favorite vegetables and sauce.

Amanda Formaro
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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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