Mix together all ingredient except the taco meat. Stir the spice mixture well making sure that all spices have been blended well.
Crumble ground beef and brown stirring well. Remove from heat, rinse with hot water and drain water and grease from beef. Return ground chuck to the pan and add taco seasoning. Add 3/4 - 1 cup water to ground beef and taco seasoning and simmer on medium low temperature for 20 minutes. Simmer until most of moisture has cooked away.
Remove from heat when moisture in meat as dissipated but meat is not dry.