As you may well know I am a huge fan of Mexican food... like a super fan... as in I would hire a blimp to pronounce my love for said food group if it were socially acceptable (don't judge). My love language IS 75% tacos, burrito bowls and/or nachos (NACHOS win every time) after all.
That being said, I wanted to share with you my recipe for taco meat. I know, I know, why would I not just purchase the McCormick packet like everyone else and get that 'authentic' (to the American childhood) taco flavor... it is partly because I am allergic... but ALSO because my recipe is better and thats all there is to it (granted I may be bias).
-TACO TIME SEASONING-
What you will need:
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp black pepper
*Optional 1 tsp chili powder
Enough seasoning for 1 lb ground beef.
When you make your taco meat do as follows:
Brown 1 lb (quality) ground beef in 1 tsp olive oil in a skillet or cast iron. Drain off excess fat (pour it off carefully or do the not so eco conscious thing and absorb it into a paper towel). Add 2-3 cloves of finely chopped garlic and sauté until fragrant. Pour 3/4 cup water over the top and add seasoning, stirring well. Allow to simmer until the water is fully absorbed.
I won't lie, I probably make this (ok, ok, I DO make this) recipe at least once a week... what can I say, it is delicious (and super easy). I use it on salad, mexican 'pizza', NACHOS... I mean, the options are endless.
Tell me your favorite Mexican inspired dish, I'm always up for trying something new!