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Old 07-09-2003, 08:12 AM   #1
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Taco Seasoning?

Anyone have a taco seasoning recipe that is close to Old El Paso or even Taco Bell? I'm dying for taco salad...

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Old 07-09-2003, 08:43 AM   #2
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I usually use a spice mixture from Penzey's (you can order online) called Adobo seasoning, or you can make your own from cumin, chili powder, a little oregano, salt, and maybe a bit of cayenne. Add some minced onion and a couple of cloves of minced garlic as you're cooking, too.

I think I saw a more complex recipe on the boards a long time ago - it may have been one of Dottie's?

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Old 07-09-2003, 09:06 AM   #3
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Here is Dottie's. I keep a nice jar on hand at all times .

Taco Seasoning Mix

3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Measure and mix well.
Makes enough for about 5 pounds of ground beef

Edited to add: 30g carbs total - 10g fiber=20g net carbs or 4g carbs per 1/5 of total. I think it makes about 7 Tablespoons total.
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Old 07-09-2003, 09:37 AM   #4
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Old El Paso has started making their Beef and Shredded Chicken already seasoned in ready to eat bowls in the meats section at Kroger, I think they are fairly low-carb. I can't remember the carb count, but I had a bowl when I started this woe and I ate some and it never threw me out of ketosis. Might be something worth checking into.
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Old 07-09-2003, 09:55 AM   #5
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here's another one

adapted from www.topsecretrecipes.com
Lawry's clone 1 oz. taco seasoning packet

1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon minced onion
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon granular splenda
1/8 teaspoon ground oregano

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
2. To prepare the meat filling for the tacos as described on the original package instructions:
"In large skillet, brown 1 pound ground beef until crumbly; drain fat. Add spices & seasoning and 2/3 cup water; mix thoroughly. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, and cook, uncovered, 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
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Old 07-09-2003, 12:49 PM   #6
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This one's really good:

SEASONING FOR TACOS
1 t. chili powder
3/4 t. paprika
3/4 t. cumin
1/2 t. onion powder
1/2 t. salt
3/8 t. garlic powder
pinch cayenne

Combine and add to 1 pound browned and drained hamburger. Add a little water, if desired. This will be drier than taco meat made with a commercial mix due to the lack of thickeners. It tastes just as good as the store bought kind and is a lot cheaper to make. Makes enough for 1 lb. hamburger (4.5 carbs for the whole batch)(4-6 servings - 1 carb each)

A package of Taco Bell taco seasoning has 18 carbs and Old el Paso brand has 30 per package.

I mix up a bunch of this and put it in a small jar. I just measure out 4 teaspoons of the mixture per 1 pound of hamburger. See recipe below.

This recipe makes enough for about 6 batches of taco meat:

2 T. chili powder
5 t. paprika
4 1/2 t. cumin
1 T. onion powder
1 T. salt
2 1/2 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. cayenne

Mix and store in a small jar. Mix well before measuring. Makes 24 teaspoons.

1 t. = 1 carb
2 t. = 2.5 carbs
3 t. = 3.5 carbs
4 t. = 4.5 carbs
5 t. = 6 carbs
6 t. = 7 carbs
8 t. = 9.5 carbs

VARIATION: I add a tablespoon or so of Taco Bell restaurant-style sauce to it to my taco meat after draining the fat and stirring in the seasoning. It made it a bit more like it was made with a taco seasoning mix. It was juicer and held together better. The carbs in Taco Bell sauce are minimal, but be careful of the Ortega brand taco sauce. It has a lot of sugar in it.
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Old 07-09-2003, 06:31 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone - I can't wait to try these!!

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