This recipe does NOT call for envelopes of taco seasoning. These are MUCH better than that!!! I buy all of these spices with the exception of cumin at Dollar General. Each container costs a whopping 50 cents. Unfortunately, they do not sell cumin so you'll have to purchase it at the grocery store.
2 pounds of hamburger
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons of chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cumin
2 tablespoons of paprika (optional)
taco shells or corn or flour tortillas, heated up
shredded cheddar cheese
taco sauce (optional)
Crumble hamburger into skillet and begin browning process. Add all spices. Stir well. Continue cooking until all meat is browned. Warm shells or tortillas. Spoon meat into shell or tortilla. Top with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and cheddar cheese. Add sauce if interested.
We have Mexican-American friends who never ate the authentic recipe. Even in Mexico, their families used the seasoning envelopes. Not anymore! Once they tried our recipe, they were hooked!