Skip the packet of taco seasoning and make your own! Homemade Beef Taco Seasoning is easy to make, free of fillers, and super flavorful.
It’s such a bummer when we get a craving for tacos, but there’s no taco seasoning in the pantry. It wasn’t until I realized that I can make my own Homemade Beef Taco Seasoning that taco night wasn’t canceled every time the craving hit!
Not only is this homemade beef taco seasoning mix super easy to make, but it tastes just like the packet mixes.
Ingredients in Homemade Beef Taco Seasoning
How to Make Homemade Beef Taco Seasoning
To start, simply combine all of the spices in a small bowl and stir together with a fork.
In a large skillet, cook the ground beef until browned, breaking it apart as it cooks. Then add the seasoning mix, stirring well to combine, along with 1/4 cup of water. Cook until the water has cooked off.
Serve in tortillas, as taco rice bowl, or on a taco salad!
What to do with Beef Taco Meat
The possibilities are endless for beef taco meat! Of course, they can be used for traditional hard or soft tacos. Other ideas include using it for a taco salad, a taco rice bowl, on top of nachos, or the filling for beef enchiladas!
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Homemade Beef Taco Seasoning
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/4 cup water
- In a small bowl, whisk together the spices and salt.
- In a large skillet, cook the ground beef over medium to medium-high heat, breaking it up into small chunks as it cooks.
- Once browned, add the taco seasoning, stirring well to combine.
- Add the water, and cook until it has evaporated.
- Serve and enjoy!