The one thing I knew I didn't want to use was a packet of "taco seasoning". I really don't like using things with ingredients I can't pronounce. So, like most people these days, I went to the internet to find a recipe. The one I chose was from Food Network. The results were not exactly what I was looking for - they were way too spicy, much too salty and greasy. Other than than, they were great! After a few tries, this is the recipe I came up with:
1 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
1 lb. ground beef
⅔ cup beef broth (I use low sodium)
Seasoning mix (recipe follows)
12 corn tortillas
Shredded cheese - your choice!
Shredded iceberg lettuce
Heat oil over medium heat and add the onion. Cook until softened. Add the meat and garlic. Cook, breaking up the meat, until browned. Drain to removes excessive fat and return to the pan. Add the seasoning mix and beef broth, bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until mixture has thickened - 3 or 4 minutes.
Assemble the tacos with your choice of toppings and serve immediately.
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1½ teaspoons sweet paprika
1 teaspoon ground coriander
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Note: If you enjoy this recipe, you can make up a batch of the seasoning mix and store in a jar. It will keep for several weeks. Then just use 4 tablespoons per pound of meat.
Please watch the video demonstration: