Tuesday, January 25, 2011

best darn taco mix....ever!

Want to stretch your taco mix a little further? Or maybe just want to add some healthier ingredients? Then this is the mix for you! I grew tired of boring taco meat with a taco powder stirred in. I also wanted to stretch the meal without adding more meat. This is the result.

Taco Mix

1 pound ground meat, or TVP

1 can corn or small bag frozen

1 can black beans, or homemade

1-2 cups salsa, to taste

1 small can diced green chilies

1 cup shredded cheese

taco shells, tortillas etc

taco seasoning, I use a homemade mix, recipe to follow

Brown meat and drain. Add all ingredients and heat through. Yes, it's just that easy!

Taco Seasoning

6 tsp chili powder
4 1/2 tsp cumin
5 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp oregano
3 tsp onion powder
2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper to taste
Mix all and store in an air tight container. One teaspoon of homemade equals 2 teaspoons store bought.


  1. MMmmm Heck, you could throw in some elbow mac and call it a casserole-- sounds yummo!

  2. That looks very good!

  3. Adding macaroni does sound good!

    Thanks for the comments!