Keyword: Cinco de Mayo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Hacks, Make-Ahead, Spices, Taco Potion #19, Tex-Mex
Taco Potion #19
ACTIVE TIME: 5 minutesminutes
TOTAL TIME: 5 minutesminutes
This perfect homemade spice blend for taco night will turn ground meat into a flavor fiesta…and yes, I just said “flavor fiesta.” Why number 19? Because there were 18 seasoning formulas before that didn’t quite reach my “fiesta” standards. Although I use this predominantly on beef, it works just as well with ground turkey. This recipe first appeared in Season 14 of Good Eats.
Put all the ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
To use, break up a half pound of ground beef or turkey in a wide skillet over medium heat. As soon as it starts to sizzle, sprinkle on a tablespoon or two and continue stirring. As moisture cooks out of the meat and simmers, it will be thickened by the cornstarch. It’s a darned tasty trick.