Taco Bell Taco! Seasoning Mix
This is a simple recipe to clone the contents of the seasoning packet which bears the Taco Bell logo found in practically all the grocery stores these days. You probably expect the seasoning mix will make meat that tastes exactly like the stuff you get at the big chain. Well, uh, nope. It’s more like the popular Lawry’s seasoning mix, which still makes good spiced ground meat, and works great for a tasty bunch of tacos. But if it’s the mushy, grey meat that high school kids across the country are now packing into tacos and burritos as they work diligently at America’s largest taco joint to pay off the used Pacer, you’ll want to be back next week.
2 tablespoons flour
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon crushed beef bullion cube
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
dash onion powder
1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl.
2. Prepare taco meat using 1 pound of ground beef and following the same spunky directions as on the original package:
“1. BROWN ground beef; drain. Add seasoning mix and 3/4 cup of water. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2. HEAT taco shells or tortillas as directed on package.
3. SERVE bowls of seasoned ground beef, lettuce, tomato and cheese. Pass the taco shells or tortillas and let everyone PILE ON THE FUN!”(http://www.topsecretrecipes.com)
Makes 12 tacos.