Monday, June 20, 2011

Make it From Scratch: Taco Seasoning Mix

This morning, I sat down to make my grocery list for the week, and it included taco seasoning for tonight's dinner.  And I got remembering a recipe I'd seen once for homemade taco seasoning.  I dug up the recipe and realized that I was missing only one ingredient.  Perfect!  I added that item to my grocery list and then threw together the seasoning mix when I got back home.  It was seriously so easy, that I'm bummed I didn't make this ages ago!  No funky ingredients, pretty darn inexpensive, and it makes a lot (it fills two of those jars in my photos).  I'm never buying the packets again, hurrah!


Taco Seasoning Mix
adapted from Allrecipes

4 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1 tsp. dried oregano
2 tsp. paprika
4 tsp. cumin
4 tsp. sea salt
4 tsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. flour or cornstarch

Mix together all ingredients and store in an airtight container.  2-3 Tbsp of this taco seasoning mix is equivalent to one 1.25oz packet of purchased seasoning.

To season one pound of meat:  Brown meat, then add 2-3 Tbsp of taco seasoning mix with 1/2 cup water.  Bring to a simmer and cook until liquid is absorbed.

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  1. This looks great! My son is a vegan and lots of seasoning packets have whey in them, so this will be a great find for him!

  2. Very cool indeed. Many of these packets aren't gluten free and so we're unable to use them. Thanks to your awesomeness we may yet have taco night...

  3. So simple. This will become a new staple in my kitchen.


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