Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Taco Seasoning - Budget Friendly Seasoning for Tacos, Burritos

A friend was asking what I use for seasonings an explained that I buy some and I make some.  I always double this but we use alot of it during the week! We omit the salt why add salt if you don't need it. 

Taco Seasoning - Budget Friendly Seasoning for Tacos, Burritos
    Prep Time: 5 mins
    Total Time: 5 mins
    Yield: 4 1.25 oz (7 tsp )Packets

        2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
        1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
        2 tablespoons cumin, we love cumin- feel free to adjust to your taste
        2 teaspoons oregano, preferably Mexican oregano
        1 tablespoon garlic powder
        1 1/2 tablespoons onion flakes (minced dried onion) or 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
        1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, omit if you like it mild and increase if you like it spicier
        1 teaspoon salt, adjust for your taste the salt helps to keep it fresh when storing

    Mix all spices together.
    Store in airtight container. Will keep for 6 months to a year.
    7 teaspoons of this spice mix is the equivalent of one 1.25 oz packet of store bought taco seasoning. This recipe makes the equivalent of 4 spice packets.
    To make tacos- mix 7 tsp (or 2 T and 1 t) to 1 lb ground meat that has been browned and drained of fat. Add 3/4 cup water and stir to blend. Cook til water has evaporated.


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