I’m usually on the go, and don’t have a lot of time to mess with taco seasoning mixes. One thing I have noticed is how high in carbs the packet seasoning mixes are. Filled with sugars and other carby fillers, I can add even half of one of those packets to 2 pounds of meat and feel the carbs working in my bloodstream not long after.
Enter Fernandez Hot Taco Sauce Mix. I found this in the Mexican section of my local WalMart. This stuff is potent and very little goes a long way. With ingredients for dip and salsa, I just use a Tbsp to the cup of meat and it’s more than spicy (I used this in the chipless nachos). I think I grew an arm hair or two.
Notes: The ingredients were cut off, but read: Chiles, onion, salt, garlic, and spices.
You can actually see the chiles and the ingredients in the clear packet and feel relatively safe knowing you’re not buying a spankload of processed bits of vegetable rectums or MSG.
One ounce goes a long way. I’ve already used it for two meals, and can see it making quite a bit more, especially at a Tbsp at a time.