Here is a quick recipe for taco seasoning like the packages you buy at the grocery store, only without all the MSG and extra added stuff. This is how my Mom has made our taco meat for years and it is so good. I’m not sure where she found the recipe, but we use it all the time. I’ll also include the chili variation at the end.
Brown 1 lb. of hamburger meat, straining to remove excess fat and grease. Add the following and mix well:
2 T. chili powder (make sure it doesn’t have salt in it. It needs to be pure chili powder)
1 t. ground cumin
1/2 – 3/4 t. salt
A dash EACH of onion powder and garlic powder
You may need to add a tablespoon or so of water to help everything mix well. Adding a can of Ranch Style Beans or pinto beans to the meat is very yummy and helps it go further.
Prepare as for taco meat, using either hamburger meat or chili meat and adding 1/3 c flour, 2-3 cups of water, and a small can of tomato sauce. Let simmer til thickened.