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No-Packet Taco Seasoning
Skip the packet and use spices you already have on the shelf.
5 minutes,   Seasoning for 1 pound of beef or chicken
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1 ½ Tbsp Chili Powder (see notes for substitution option)
¼ tsp Garlic powder
¼ tsp Onion powder
¼ tsp Dried oregano, crushed with your fingers
½ tsp Paprika (or smoked Paprika)
1 ½ tsp Ground cumin
1 tsp Fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp Salt
1.  Combine all ingredients
2.  Brown 1 pound of ground beef or chicken.
3.  Add spices and 1/4 cup of water. Simmer gently for at least 10 minutes until water is cooked off.
1.  No Chili powder? Substitute more of the other ingredients and add 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper.
2.  Add some accent / MSG for more umami flavor.
3.  Make adjusmtents to salt, pepper, and chili powder levels as you're simmering the meat.
4.  For something different, try this in our Baja Fish Tacos recipe.

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