Originally Posted by CharlieD
I've been reading the recipes for meat tacos and how to prepare the ground meat. Interestingly I did not see any taco powder in the preparation. Why is it? To me it kind of makes sense to use taco powder when you are making tacos. Am I wrong? Does anybody have recipe making Meat for taco and actually using taco powder?
Charlie - you brown the meat and drain off the fat first
you add the taco seasonings (which I guess is what you are calling taco powder
). This way you're not tossing out a lot of flavor with the fat, especially since some of the flavors in the herbs are fat soluable.
As far as the meat - it can be ground beef, bison, goat, lamb, chicken, turkey (you could probably use pork, too) or fish!
The seasonings are fairly similar although different recipes vary in quantities ... chili powder, powdered onion, powdered garlic, cumin, oregano, salt, black pepper, paprika, cayanne pepper, etc. Here are some taco seasonings recipes
for you to look over to see if one tickles your taste buds more than another.
The one thing I would warn about - if trying to convert any of these recipes to "bulk" quantities is GO LIGHT ON THE SALT (like maybe only 1/2 as much)!
Hope this helps some ...