Easy Taco Season Mix Recipe

I always joke around to my family and friends saying I could totally be from the south because I could eat spicy southwest food any day or time of the year. Tacos are traditionally a southwest meal and I have prepared them in many different ways. I have used cheap hamburger, healthy ground turkey and ground sirloin. No matter what meat I decide to use they tacos always taste better when I use my own season recipe as opposed to the season packages you can buy at your local grocery store.   After trying this favorite recipe of mine you will always mix up your own for every taco dinner nite!

Taco Season Recipe

Taco meat recipe using your own spices takes longer to prepare compared to the packages you will buy in the store but the finished product will have less sodium and flavor that is well worth the wait.   Please allow 1 hour to prepare this recipe.

taco seasoning recipe

Easy Taco Season Mix Recipe


  • 1 pound ground beef (I use 85/15 ground beef)
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Bell pepper - minced
  • Onion - minced
  • salt to taste


  1. Fry ground beef in 2-quart saucepan. Drain grease if necessary.
  2. Add dash of  salt, chili powder, chopped garlic cloves, cumin, paprika. Enough vegetable broth to cover the meat.
  3. Bring to a boil. Simmer over medium-low heat about an hour.  Check in about 15 minutes and be sure the meat is mashed up so it doesn't cook in lumps.
  4. Let the mix cook down but do not let it go dry.
  5. Add 1/2 medium chopped onion, 1/2 medium chopped bell pepper, continue cooking 15-20 minutes longer.
  6. serve immediately on tacos.

The garlic, onion and green peppers I used in tonight’s Taco meal were the last from my garden that I picked fresh before sunset as the cold from #hurricaneSandy pushed into Ohio.

From The Kitchen Table

My favorite part of putting a recipe together (besides eating it) is taking photos.  Below are some of my favorite photos showing how I put the tostada together using this season taco recipe.

taco tuesday season mix recipe card

I made this image above so you could share it on your PINTEREST page!  Find me at @brenhaas and happy #tacotuesday friends.

Let’s Connect

Be sure to leave a comment on this blog post if you use this recipe and tell me what you think! I love to hear from you so please comment on my contact page before leaving.

Happy Taco Tuesday (everynight),







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