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    I can't remember who told me....it might have been someone on this forum....but I bought a big container of taco seasoning from Sam's Club. Can someone please tell me how many tablespoons are equal to a package of taco seasoning you would buy in the store?

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    It should have the directions right on the package. If not, and assuming it is the Tone's brand, my directions say to use 1/4 cup of seasoning for 1 lb of ground beef and 2/3 cup of water. Brown ground beef, drain off fat, add water and seasoning, simmer 10-15 minutes.

    Even if it isn't the same brand, the directions should be good and your answer is 1/4 cup seasoning mix.

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    It does have directions on the package. I used it like it said and it seemed rather strong, so I thought perhaps it was different than the packets. I'll use a little less and see what happens. Thanks a bunch!

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    Sorry, I wasn't very helpful, was I?

    How about this: 3 tablespoons mix are equal in strength to a 1 1/4 ounce package of commercial taco seasoning.

    1/4 cup is equal to 4 tablespoons, so perhaps decreasing it to 3 Tablespoons would work better for you. Also, you might want to increase the water to 3/4 Cup.
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    Even the Sam's club website gave different directions on using the Tones and here it says:

    Brown ground beef and drain excess fat. Stir in Tone's Taco Seasoning and water. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

    1/4 cup seasoning mixes with 1 lb. of meat and 1 cup of water . (note the 1 cup of water! It doesn't say that on the package)
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    Okay, maybe that's it. Thanks!

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    Yep, mine is exactly like HandyMom's:

    Meat---1 pound
    Seasoning---1/4 cup
    Water---2/3 cup

    Dot, I know what you mean about the taste though. I've used several different brands of taco seasoning & they all seem a little bit different.

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    I like the taste of Tone's. It sounds like decreasing the amount by 1 tablespoon will be exactly what I need to do. I think the simmering time is directly related to how much water you use....the package says 2/3 cup of water for 10-15 minutes so 1 cup for 15-20 minutes sounds correct.

    It's so nice to have all this great advice right at my fingertips! I really appreciate it!

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    I use a little less then the package says because I find it too strong.

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