Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Taco Seasoning

Here in South America you would think tacos would abound, but not so! Yet, I'm not willing to give up this favorite of mine. I ran across this recipe for taco seasoning that tastes just like my favorite from home, Old El Paso! There are 2 benefits to making your own seasoning: 1. You can make it anywhere even if there aren't pre-made packets for sale and 2. You can read and identify all the ingredients.
Number 2 is enough for me to make this seasoning mix even when I am living in the states! Who wants to be eating Maltodextrin or Silicon?? And do I really need to add any more “hydrogenated” anything to my diet? So enjoy this simple recipe for taco seasoning!

¼ cup flour
¼ cup chili powder
3 Tbs. Dried minced onion
1 Tbs. Garlic powder
2 ½ tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Dried oregano
2 tsp. Ground cumin
1 ½ tsp. Cayenne pepper
1 tsp. Ground coriander

Combine and store in air-tight container for up to 1 year.
Cook 1 # ground beef; drain
Add ¼ cup taco seasoning mix and ¾ cup water
Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 min.

1 comment:

  1. This looks like a great recipe. Have you considered submitting it to Hardship Homemaking? (It's a blog run by FS people to collect recipes, tips and tricks for living overseas.) I think this would be a great addition. I used to have my mom send me taco seasoning when I lived in Asia last time. This is way easier! And like you said, you know what is in it. The blog is hardshiphomemaking . blogspot .com if you are interested.