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Taco Seasoned Ground Beef

Taco Seasoned Ground Beef


Once you have your taco seasoning its time to make the seasoned ground beef. Making the seasoned taco meat could not be easier. You simply brown the meat, add the seasoning and some water and simmer to reduce. I also like to add a touch of cornstarch to help thicken the sauce up. Other than tacos you can use the taco seasoned ground beef in other dishes such as taco salads, taco rice, burritos, etc.

Taco Seasoned Ground Beef

(makes 1 pound of seasoned meat)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound ground beef
1 batch taco seasoning
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup water

Directions:
1. Brown the meat in a pan and drain the grease.
2. Add the taco seasoning, cornstarch and water and bring to a boil.
3. Simmer until he sauce has thickened, about 10 minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Texmex Seasoned Ground Beef
Texmex Seasoned Shredded Chicken

Use in:
Tacos
Taco Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Taco Salad
Taco Rice
Taco Pasta
Burritos

8 comments:

ghweiss said...

You should try using cornmeal or masa instead of cornstarch to thicken the ground beef. The texture will be more authentic for tacos.

Tiffiny Felix said...

You were inspired to post this! I've been thinking for a few weeks now that I'd like to try a homemade taco seasoning. Thanks for the recipe!

Kevin said...

ghweiss: Good call with the cornmeal or the masa! I will definitely try that next time.

Pam said...

Now, you're making me crave tacos!

Wisdom + Understanding said...

Hey Hey!

I love your unlikely blog and have been stopping by every so often :)

Just wanted to say that from my experience with ground beef, real onions are a must. I like to saute a little onion that is finely chopped and a clove or two of garlic and then drop the ground beef in chunks. I find the onions soak up all the yumminess of the beef and give it some extra direct flavour as it browns. Just a thought :)

Kevin said...

Wisdom + Understanding: That is how I normally make my tacos ant they are good but this time I wanted to try replicating the flavours of the taco seasoning packets

Anonymous said...

Is this hot spicy? Just wondering bec. my daughter loves tacos but won't eat it if it's spicy...thanks!

Kevin said...

Anonymous: This can be a little spicy hot. You can reduce the amount of the ground chili powder and cayenne to reduce the heat.

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