Whenever possible I love making our food from scratch. Labels with “fake” ingredients in them, always make me wonder. I much prefer to know what my family and I are eating. Trust me we still eat our fair share of packaged food, but I try whenever possible to make our food from scratch.
For the longest time I have had trouble finding a homemade taco seasoning that wasn’t too spicy, yet flavorful enough to please everyone. Well, I finally did just that. I have played around with the ratios of the seasonings for quite some time and I think I finally nailed it. Lately, we have been having tacos at least once a week. Taco night is always a hit in our house. Unlimited chips, who wouldn’t love it?!
Healthy Ground Beef Tacos
- 1 pound ground beef (I use extra lean – 96/4 or 93/7)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2/3 cup water
- Brown the ground beef in a skillet, drain the fat, transfer meat back to pan (many times I skip this step simply because it’s an extra step and the beef we use is quite lean so there isn’t much to drain)
- Add the seasonings and water
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat, simmer on medium for 5-10 minutes
- Enjoy in tacos, nachos, salads, etc.
Notes: This seasoning works well with chicken, pork and steak as well. The possibilities are endless. It’s simply a great seasoning.