1/2 Cup Jar - $6.50
Bottle Size: 4.25" x 2"
(Per Ounce Cost: $2.77)
1 1/2 Cup Jar - $12.85
Bottle Size: 5.5" x 2.5"
(Per Ounce Cost: $1.78)
1 Cup Bag - $8.35
Bag Size: 7" x 4.25"
(Per Ounce Cost: $1.67)
2 Cup Bag - $14.25
Bag Size: 9" x 6"
(Per Ounce Cost: $1.43)
3 Cup Bag - $17.10
Bag Size: 9" x 6"
(Per Ounce Cost: $1.14)
When we think of tacos, we naturally think of Mexico, but we also think of fun. Tacos, like many Mexican dishes, are an “all in the family” type of meal - someone browns the meat, another one shreds the cheese, another dices the veggies, and so on. Half the fun is preparing them just the way you like them, there is no wrong or right way.
For crowd-pleasing taco meat, brown one pound of fresh ground beef, turkey, or chicken. Add 4 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning and 1cup of water, cover, and simmer for 10-15 minutes to reduce to the desired thickness.
Taco Seasoning Q & A
What is taco seasoning made of?
Taco season is made using a combination of chili flakes, oregano, cumin, pepper, and paprika. Some companies add salt to the mix, as well.
How many tablespoons are in a packet of taco seasoning?
A packet of taco seasoning typically has 2 tablespoons worth of the spice mix, which is enough for about 1 to 2 pounds of meat.
How much water do you add to taco seasoning mix?
Taco seasoning mix needs water as a medium for making sure the seasoning is mixed evenly with the meat. Some people also prefer not to use water since it brings out more flavor from the meat, especially when the meat has enough oil or fat.
How much taco seasoning do I need for 1 pound of meat?
2 tablespoons of taco seasoning is enough for about 1 to 2 pounds of meat.
Does taco seasoning have MSG in it?
Taco seasoning from different manufacturers may contain MSG while others do not. Our Taco Seasoning does not contain MSG. If this is something that matters to you, it is important that you first read the label to see if it contains MSG.
How many tacos will 1lb of meat make?
When making tacos, it takes about 2 ounces of pure meat per taco shell. This means a pound of meat can make up to 8 tacos. You can make even more tacos if you add rice, beans, and/or other fillings to the meat.
Do you need to add water to taco seasoning?
Most taco seasonings available on the market do not need water. Some people prefer not to add water to taco seasoning because it infuses more flavor directly into the meat. However, some taco seasonings do need water, especially if they contain corn starch. Before using the seasoning, check the ingredients of your taco seasoning to verify its contents before use.
How long does opened taco seasoning last?
When properly stored, even an opened pack of taco seasoning will retain its freshness and quality for up to 3 years, granted it is stored at room temperature in a dry place. To maximize your taco seasoning’s shelf life, make sure the container is tightly sealed after every use and stored in a cool, dry place.
How much seasoning is a pound of chicken?
You should use 2 to 3 tablespoons of taco seasoning for every pound of chicken.
Does taco seasoning go bad?
Dry taco seasoning, when stored properly, can last for up to 3 years. By the end of the 3-year period, it will have lost some of its flavor but it is still edible. When it has become clumped and moist, it will go bad and should immediately be thrown out.
Masa Harina, salt, chiles, tomato powder, garlic, cumin, California paprika, onion, white sugar, Mexican oregano, allspice
Flavor of Taco Seasoning
This seasoning is bittersweet, aromatic, earthy, and sweet-herbed with warm citrus and umami flavor.
Uses of Taco Seasoning
For tacos, brown 1 lb ground meat (beef, turkey, or chicken). Add 4 T spice and 1 cup water, cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Reduce to the desired thickness. Also try in soups and salsas.