This recipe is very special to me, not only because it connects me to my Abuelito. There are so many beautiful memories wrapped in this recipe. We even gave jars away at our wedding, and all these years later, our friends still ask for re-up when they visit. They will probably be shocked at how simple this is, but I think that's what makes it so good.
Abuelito's Taco Seasoning
- 1 Medium sized bowl
- 1 Measuring spoons
- 2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic granules or powder
- 3 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch or arrowroot powder
- ½ to 1 cup water
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until thoroughly combined.
- Brown 2lbs of protein (ground beef, ground chicken, ground turkey, tofu crumbles, or faux meat crumbles).
- Add seasoning and mix into protein of choice. Let spices toast for about 1 minute. Turn down heat to low.
- Pour ½ cup to 1 cup of cold water over the spiced protein and mix well. The sauce will begin to thicken. The more water you add the more saucy the mixture will become.
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- Cook to a minimum temperature of 165 °F (74 °C)
- Do not use the same utensils on cooked food, that previously touched raw meat
- Wash hands after touching raw meat
- Don't leave food sitting out at room temperature for extended periods
- Never leave cooking food unattended
- Use oils with high smoking point to avoid harmful compounds
- Always have good ventilation when using a gas stove