Skip grabbing the packet of taco seasoning at the store - we mix our own up every time!
Simple Beef Taco Meat Seasoning:
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
You can adjust the salt and spiciness or add flour if you'd like to thicken the meat mixture a little (most store bought packages have flour in them). Mix up a big batch and keep it on hand! I also ALWAYS add 1/2 cup homemade salsa (or chunky store bought) and 1/2 cup water and let simmer for 20 minutes.