The “Making Tacos without the Taco Package” Recipe

1 Feb

A good girlfriend…and bonus… neighbor called me the other day in a tizzy about it  being taco night at her house and having the meat, tortillas and fixins’…but no McCormick taco seasoning package. What’s a gal to do?? Why not open your pantry and cook up something that tastes even better than the mix! Plus you can brag and say it’s practically homemade!

I asked her if she had the following spices:

  • chili powder approx. 1-2 TBS
  • cumin approx. 1 tsp
  • garlic salt approx.  2 tsp
  • salt to taste

Take your package of ground beef, brown it, add some onion and garlic if you want to make it extra yummy. If you have a can of diced or stewed tomates add about half. ROTEL is our favorite thing but be careful to add the whole can,  it may be spicy for kiddos. Once the meat is cooked add your spices as mentioned above.Turn heat down, cover and let simmer approx. 15 minutes. It might be something that takes a dash more of this and that to perfect, but I guarantee once you play with it, your “insert last name” taco night…will taste way better than McCormick’s.

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