Jar of Taco Seasoning (sugar-free, gluten-free, for ground beef)
I swear by having blends on hand because they help so much when you have the protein but you just don’t know or want to think about what to do with it. Some days it’s hard enough just thinking the night before what to take out to thaw – so don’t ask me now what to do with it. Anyone else feel this way at times? Insert seasoning blends like this one that you can have on hand to save you in those moments you really just don’t want to think about what to do with your protein! Just season it and be done! If you’re curious how I approach meal time and why I call bulk blends one of my secret allies to my meal prep approach then download the FREE YOU-Centric Meal Plan Guide today!
Below you’ll find how you can make a jar of this to have on hand, and options on how to prepare the taco meat when it comes to cooking time!
- Chili powder ½ cup
- Cumin ½ cup
- Oregano 4 teaspoons
- Onion powder 4 teaspoons
- Red pepper flakes 1 ½ teaspoon
- Paprika 4 tablespoons
- Ground Pepper 4 tablespoons
- Garlic Powder 2 tablespoons
- Salt 1 ½ tablespoons
TOOLS/WHAT YOU’LL NEED FROM THE KITCHEN.
- 1 Jar – (something to put it in with a good seal) I use both the glass jar with a wood lid and the shaker jar found at the Container Store for ease and because I keep my bulk spics visible in the kitchen – here’s a whole page of jars with lids they carry. You can also use any mason jar, glassware – anything with a good seal
- Small whisk
- Bowl to mix spice blend
- Scoop/spoon to transfer blend to jar
- (optional) a funnel to help with transfer
- Mix all the spice ingredients together and wa-la! Transfer it to a jar/storage container.
- Cooking options:
- Season the meat to your liking, we use grass-fed, ground beef. For my 4-5lbs (yes we like to have leftovers) I’d say I use 2-4 tablespoons.
- Slow cooker: I generally put 4-5lbs in a slow cooker in the morning, and have it on low 8 hours and then it flips to warming. You can also cook it on high for 2- 3 hours. Mix occasionally (don’t worry if you don’t mix it until just before eating, it will be fine!)
- Skillet: add the beef, season it, and maybe a little lard or butter. Cook until browned, mixing occasionally.
- ***Add in as time permits: I like to add, when my prep time permits, sauteed chopped onions and minced garlic with a small scoop of tomato paste to the meat along with the seasoning blend BUT you can definitely just do the seasonings with the meat and be done
ADDITIONAL TIPS & NOTES.
- Use organic spices when you can as a lot of toxins can still transfer into our spices
- Spice factor — consider the taste buds in your home, you can make this more or less spicy with the chili powder and you can consider adding cayenne pepper but I avoid that one for this blend just to make it a go-to, easy-pleaser, don’t have to worry about anyone not liking it blend 🙂
Every Tuesday is Taco Tuesday in our house and we rotate between beef, chicken, and pork tacos (I should really try fish tacos soon). I hope this blend can serve you and your home as much as it’s been a time and flavor saver in ours. Don’t forget you can bring more of you into your kitchen download my FREE You-Centric Meal Plan Guide today!
As always, I’d love to hear if you try it!
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