Monday, September 19, 2011
This taco seasoning was actually for dinner the night I got sick and I never had the chance to post it. I've often wondered why people pick up the little packets of taco seasoning at the store. They are cheap, typically less than a buck, but they are SO high in sodium and who knows what else. Just about anyone with a basic spice cabinet has the stuff to make their own taco seasoning at home in less than a minute. And for pennies! This recipe is easy to double/triple and keep on hand for a later date, too.
I think this is a pretty mild seasoning - feel free to add more kick to your liking (or leave out the red peppers all together). I've made tacos for the kids I work with several times and have used this recipe (cut down a bit on the red pepper) and not a one has complained. Since spices are pretty and fun to measure, this is a great meal your child would help with.
Recipe comes from All Recipes.
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.
*This will make about 3 tablespoons. Use 2-3 tablespoons seasoning mix per 1 pound browned ground beef/turkey, plus 1/2 - 2/3 cup water. Just like you would with a seasoning packet.
Posted by Aimee ~ See Aimee Cook at 7:05 PM