Taco salad with tortilla chips in a bowl.
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Taco Salad

I made a huge batch of this seasoning mix a while back, and I just love using it to season ground beef for taco salad. It has a ton of flavor, and it beats those MSG-filled packets at the store. I brown some meat (usually 1 to 1.5 pounds) and drain off the fat, sprinkle 3T of this seasoning on top, add in 1 cup of water, cover, and simmer. It couldn’t be easier! I like crushing tortilla chips or Doritos on the bottom (yeah, talk about MSG, right?!), putting the meat, some cheese, lettuce, avocado, red onion, tomato, and a big blob of sour cream on top. This spice blend is by far the best I’ve had. I love it!

Taco salad with tortilla chips in a bowl.

Taco Seasoning I
allrecipes.com – BILL ECHOLS

“Depending on how spicy you and your family like your dishes, use as little or as much as you want.”

Original recipe yield: 1 ounce

1 tablespoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon paprika
1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

1. In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.

MacGourmet Rating: 5 Stars

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


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