Anyway, I make my own taco seasoning as I go. I just toss some spices into the pan with the meat, add a little water and let it stew, just like you would with taco seasoning you buy in a packet. The best part? Less salt, no weird chemicals and fresh spices provide more flavor.
This is enough for a pound of meat and works well for any kind of meat you want to use – ground beef, chicken, pork etc. This is a great way to use leftover meat, by the way.
2 T chili powder
1 T salt – you can always use less and I recommend starting with less so that you get the right flavor for you.
1 T garlic powder
1 t cumin
1 t onion powder
couple of shakes of hot sauce or a pinch of cayenne pepper
Just put all of this in with your meat, add a little water (1/4 cup or so) and turn on, cook until cooked through, water is gone and spices are well incorporated. I tend to add a little more water later and stew for a little bit while I prep the rest of the meal, but this isn’t necessary. If your meat is raw, you may want to brown it first, but I really only do this with ground beef so I can pour off any excess fat.