Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Taco Seasoning

In my kitchen, I am always on a quest to get rid of as many processed products as I can.  In our home we eat quite a bit of Mexican food.  Mexican food that calls for a packet of taco seasoning.  I quick search on lead me to a wonderful recipe that provides all the flavor of the bought variety of taco seasoning without the added chemicals and salt plus it doesn't take long to stir up an enormous batch!  Win-win I say!

Photo courtesy of alligirl.
 Taco Seasoning
(adapted from Kittencal's recipe)

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder

  • 1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • 2 -3 teaspoons cumin

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • 1 pinch cayenne

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • * Combine all ingredients together in a small container.
    *To use:  Brown ground beef/chicken.  Add taco seasoning and 3/4 c water.  Simmer until water  evaporates.

    When I make this I usually increase the recipe by 5 so that I always have some on hand.  Also, if you are not using the taco seasoning for taco meat but to flavor other dishes, you can omit the cornstarch if you want.


    -C :)

    1 comment:

    I'd love to hear from you. Leave me a comment if you have tried a recipe or have ideas on how to improve a recipe. If you have a question I will try to answer it the best I can! Thanks for reading!