PERFECTLY seasoned taco meat

PERFECTLY seasoned taco meat


1lb ground beef (or venison or turkey, combination)
2tablespoons dried onion flakes (dried, or 1 fresh, medium onion, chopped)
1 1⁄2teaspoons chili powder (or more)
1teaspoon basil
1teaspoon oregano
1teaspoon garlic powder (NOT salt)
1⁄2teaspoon salt
1⁄2teaspoon pepper
3⁄4cup water


Saute meat (and onion if using fresh); drain fat if necessary; turn heat to low.
Sprinkle dried onion, herbs and seasonings over the meat; stir to mix well.
Add water; stirring again.
Cover and simmer on low for 10-15 minutes, until most of the water has been absorbed; remove lid and let dry; remove from heat.
USES: Tacos, burritoes, enchiladas, taco salad, sloppy taco joes, nachoes, taco dip.
BRILLIANT IDEA: Pour dried onion flakes, seasonings and herbs into a pile on a small square of foil. Close tightly, store in a zippered plastic baggie. Use as you would a store-bought packet!

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