I found this recipe on a food storage blog almost a year ago. It started with a recipe for the homemade taco mix, which I was very excited about. I hate spending so much money on the packets at the store…even on sale they are a rip off of the cost of the ingredients which are in them. So I made the mixes she has on her blog, & I liked all of them, except the ranch dressing mix one, it had too much pepper. Anyway, you need to make the homemade taco seasoning to make these tacos, but they are a cinch! I have not made my taco meat any other way since finding & trying this recipe! It’s sweet & saucy, with the smokey cumin flavor of regular tacos, but so much better! LOVE IT! You must try it, like now!
- 1 lb lean ground beef or turkey
- 1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
- 3 Tbsp taco seasoning mix (*Recipe to follow)
- 1 Tbsp brown sugar
- 1 Tbsp sour cream
- Brown the ground beef/turkey & drain off excess grease (unnecessary if using ground turkey.)
- Add the tomato sauce, taco seasoning, & brown sugar. Simmer for 10 minutes.
- Stir in sour cream & serve in taco shells or tortillas with all of your favorite fixings.
Recipe altered from: dealstomeals
- 6 Tbsp dried minced onion
- 2½ Tbsp salt
- 2 Tbsp chili powder
- 1½ Tbsp cornstarch (or flour)
- 2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 2 Tbsp cumin
- ¼ - ½ tsp cayenne pepper (depending on desired spice level)
- Combine all of the ingredients together & store in a cool, dry place. (I pulse mine several times in a small food processor before I store them.)
Recipe lightly altered from: dealstomeals