Taco Seasoning Mix
1 Tbsp milk powder (can use 1/2 Tbsp corn starch)
1 Tbsp chopped onion
½ Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp paprika (smoked paprika is best)
¼ tsp salt (optional – do not use if the chili powder has salt)
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp cumin powder
¼ tsp oregano
1/8 tsp black pepper
Combine ingredients in a spice grinder*, process until smooth. Add 2/3 cup water and mixture to 1 lb cooked ground beef, drained of fat. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and cook, uncovered 5-10 minutes, until thickened, stirring occasionally.
I also make a lot of this at a time and keep in a bottle in my spice cabinet.
*I use an inexpensive electric coffee grinder (if you do this do not use it to grind coffee as well - I don't have this problem as I am one of those people who do not drink coffee.)