Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Taco Seasoning

Tacos. The ultimate crowd pleaser. Both for those on the receiving end, as well as for those in the kitchen, as there are few things easier to prepare.

What’s even better is the versatility, especially for a big group when tastes and preferences are as varied as personalities. And this seasoning reflects that. With a bit of spice (but not too much) and a depth of savory, sensual flavors that will tantalize your taste buds, it is gut-wrenchingly satisfying, whether prepared with beef, chicken or turkey. Heck, toss it with some refried black beans for a vegetarian alternative even carnivores would devour.

Mix up the tortillas, offering soft flour, corn and crispy shells (and don’t be surprised when your guests go for one of each). Once the foundation is in place, it’s all about the toppings. From salsa to cheese to fresh avocado to sour cream, or mix it up with some fresh cilantro or even a sweet fruit salsa. The possibilities are truly endless. Serve them buffet-style in bright colorful bowls, and let your guests channel their inner “Taco Picasso” by creating their own savory masterpiece.

Taco Seasoning


  1. Combine all spices in a small dish until evenly distributed. If not using right away, transfer to an airtight container or empty spice jar.
  2. To prepare tacos, cook 1 pound ground beef, chicken or turkey in a large pan over medium-high heat. When meat is just about cooked through, add spices and water (about 2 to 4 tablespoons as needed), stirring until meat is evenly coated and fully cooked. Spoon into tortillas and top with assorted toppings.
Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

About Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Husband and wife team LINDSAY LANDIS and TAYLOR HACKBARTH are entrepreneurs by day, running a web and graphic design business out of their home in Nashville, Tennessee. By night they cook, bake, and eat all manner of delicious things. Their food blog, Love & Olive Oil (, chronicles their culinary adventures in and around the kitchen. Lindsay is the author of The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook (June 2012, Quirk Books), and their next book, a joint endeavor entitled Breakfast For Dinner, is set to be published in February of 2013.
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