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Taco Seasoning for Ground Beef
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This recipe has been adapted, with permission, from an original recipe by for taco seasoning like Taco Bell.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (2 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Appetizer
  • Taco Seasoning - seasons 1 lb. ground meat
  • 1 Tablespoon spelt flour
  • 1 Tablespoon arrowroot
  • 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic (make sure no avoids)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion (make sure no avoids)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • -Combine and store above ingredients in an air-tight container.
  • Taco Meat

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • spice mix
  • 3/4 cup water or beef broth
How to make it:
  1. To make taco meat:

  2. Brown ground beef in a skillet over medium-high heat; drain off fat.
  3. Add seasoning mix and water or beef broth.
  4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low.
  5. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. This recipe is the equivalent to a 1.25 ounce packet taco seasoning.
  7. I substituted spelt flour for regular flour, arrowroot for cornstarch, and granulated onion and granulated garlic. I omitted beef bouillon cubes because I have never found any without avoids. The seasoned meat comes out tasting like real tacos even without the bouillon cubes.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Onion (Red/Spanish/Yellow/Whit...1 ,2 B B N N N B B B
Garlic1 ,2 B N B B N B N B
Arrowroot  N N N N N N N N
Paprika2 N N N N N N N N
Chili Powder  A N N N N N N N
Spelt Flour/Products1 ,2 ,3 ,4 N N N N N N N A
Beef2 A A A A N N B B
Sugar (Brown/White)  N A N A N A N A
Pepper (Cayenne/Red Flakes/Jal...  A A A A N N N N
Cumin  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt2 N N N N N N N N
[1] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 15, 2011 at 05:51 PM By: Joe