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).