Restaurant-Style Taco Meat Seasoning

170 Reviews 7 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    30 m
  • Ready In

    40 m
GVSWIFE
Recipe by  GVSWIFE

“This tastes very close to the taco seasoning favored by a very popular fast-food taco restaurant. You can make this at home, and let your family prepare tacos the way they like.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 10 servings

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the corn flour, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and seasoned salt. Stir in the paprika, cumin, garlic salt, and sugar. Blend in the onion, bouillon, and ground red pepper, stirring until all spices are well blended.
  2. Crumble the ground chuck into a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring, until browned. Remove from heat, rinse meat with hot water, and drain water and grease from beef.
  3. Return meat to skillet, and pour in seasoning. Stir in water. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until most of the liquid has cooked away, about 20 minutes.

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Reviews (170)

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diamar
124

diamar

To get that "popular fast-food taco restaurant" texture to the ground meat(being beef, turkey or whatever). Just add water before cooking to the crumbled meat and stir well and frequently as it browns. This helps the meat separate. You can drain the excess fat of when the water has cooked out of it, but I do not recommend rinsing it. Add more water before adding the seasoning if needed. I, personally, just add the seasoning once the meat starts browning and just let the water cook out. You will end up with that crumbly texture that I just love about that certain, unnamed taco place. This works with those little packets too. Great recipe!

Stroemli
97

Stroemli

was just wondering what corn flour is, somewhere I read it is cornstarch is that correct? I used cornstarch and it tasted great...but is that what I was supposed to use?

sa21spur
82

sa21spur

Pretty good. Homemade seasonings are definately better than buying those package mixes. As far as the corn flour, it's essential for the flavor, but I did feel the overall taste was a little bland. To answer a previous question, corn flour is like masa used in various latino foods. It's not the same as corn starch. It's found in the mexican food isle of the grocery store and sometimes is called corn masa or masa harina.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (10 total)

  • Calories
  • 165 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 12.4 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs
  • 2.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 10.6 g
  • 21%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 212 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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