Taco Spices & Seasonings


by Todd Wilbur



             This is a clone for the stuff you buy in 1 ounce packets to create, as the package says, "a

        fun-filled Mexican fiesta in minutes." Isn't that so true? In fact, thanks to Lawry's my last

        Mexican fiesta was so filled with fun that I had to take a nap. And now I promise you just as

        much fun with this TSR clone -- maybe even a tad more fun if you're lucky. Just mix the

        ingredients together in a small bowl, then add it to 1 pound of browned ground beef, along with

        some water and let it simmer. Before you know it you'll be up to your eyeballs in fun.


        1 tablespoon flour

        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 sugar

        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 & seasonings and 2/3 cup water; mix thoroughly.

        Bring to a boil: reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered, 7 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

        Spoon meat filling into warmed taco shells or tortillas.

        Top with shredded lettuce, grated cheddar cheese and chopped tomato. Use fresh salsa and

        guacamole if desired." (http://www.topsecretrecipes.com)

        Makes meat filling for 12 tacos (about 3 tablespoons each).