Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Taco Seasoning Mix


Taco seasoning is something that's used a lot around my kitchen.  I wanted to share my recipe that I use.  One nice thing about making it yourself is that {obviously} you can adjust the seasonings to fit your preferences.  This is what works for us. 

I will usually just make this up as needed, but you could certainly make a larger batch and store it with your spices to have on hand.  I will add this to whatever recipe I'm using it in, and then taste and adjust as needed for that particular use.  Sometimes it needs more salt.  Other times I'm in a garlic or oregano mood.  You get the idea!  :)

I keep the recipe on a little recipe holder thing that I made a few months ago.  How's that for technical?  It allows me to keep it handy, and is easy to clean if things get messy.  You'd think I would have it memorized, but no. 

Taco Seasoning Mix

1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp corn flour or corn starch
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes

Mix all ingredients and use where a packet of taco seasoning mix is called for.

For taco meat:  brown one pound of ground beef or turkey (drain fat if needed).  Add seasoning mix and 1/4-1/2 cup water.  Mix well, and allow to cook on low for 5 minutes to thicken. 

Enjoy!  :)

2 comments:

Lee Ann said...

This is great! I will use this for sure! Some of the packaged taco seasonings have egg (go figure) and my son is allergic so this recipe to very helpful! Thanks!

Lee Ann said...

This is great! I will use this for sure! Some of the packaged taco seasonings have egg (go figure) and my son is allergic so this recipe to very helpful! Thanks!