How bout I give yall the recipe?
Taco Seasoning (3 Tbsp. = 1 packet of taco seasoning):
1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon red pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon paprika
1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
Directions for taco meat:
Brown 1 lb. ground beef or turkey in skillet; drain. Add 1/2 cup water and 3 Tablespoons taco seasoning. Stir well and heat over medium heat for a few minutes until done. Serve in tacos or on nachos.
To spice things up, use tomato sauce or salsa instead of water.
Serve your tacos with this easy Mexican Rice Recipe:
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 C long grain white rice
2 C chicken broth
1/2 small onion or 1 shallot
1 whole tomato
1 tsp. garlic powder
Salt & pepper to taste
Heat oil in saucepan over medium-low heat. Add rice and sauté until golden brown. Carefully add chicken broth and grate in onion and tomato. Add garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and then simmer 25 minutes, covered, until rice is done. Salt to taste.
To prevent rice from being soggy, use grated tomato towards total liquid volume measurement.
Taco Mac Bake Recipe
1 pound ground beef
3 Tbsp. taco seasoning
2 cups pasta (can use 1 cup and add 1 can pinto beans)
1 - 14oz can black beans drained and rinsed
2 - 10 oz cans Rotel
2 cups low fat mexican shredded cheese
1 1/2 cup tortilla chips, crushed
½ C water
Preheat the oven to 350. Cook 2 cups of pasta of your choice to the minimum recommended time. While cooking the pasta, brown 1 pound of ground beef. Drain the fat. Drain and rinse one 14 oz. can of black beans.
Add the drained black beans, two 10 oz cans of Rotel, and 1/2 cup water. Add 3 Tbsp. of homemade taco seasoning. Mix well and simmer for a few minutes. Also crush 1 1/2 cups of tortilla chips to make about 3/4 cup of small bits.
Remove from heat. Add pasta and 1 1/4 cup shredded cheese. Transfer to a large oven safe baking dish.
Top with the remaining 3/4 cup cheese and crushed chips. Mix them together a little. Bake until browned. About 25 minutes.
Big Batch Recipe
Makes 12 cups, perfect for 12 8oz. canning jars.
(4 ½ cups) 3 teaspoon chili powder
(¾ cup) 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
(¾ cup) 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
(3 tablespoons) 1/8 teaspoon red pepper
(1 ½ cup) 1 teaspoon dried oregano
(¾ cup) 1/2 teaspoon paprika
(2 ¼ cup) 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
(¾ cup) 1/2 teaspoon salt
(¾ cup) 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
I used mostly Tones spices from sams club, and I discovered that the 20 oz. chili powder is 4 and a half cups. A Standard mccormick spice bottle is 1/2 cup. If that helps anyone
Overall I spent about 50 dollars on 12 gifts, not too bad!