Thursday, January 26, 2012

Homemade Taco Seasoning

 I saw the recipe for making your own taco seasoning at smellslikehome.  I had all but one spice, so I decided to try it out.  I'm pretty sure they revoke your Texas license if the police come to your home and you aren't able to produce at least one packet of taco seasoning.  My license is safe and secure a little longer.  Since mixing this up, I can recommend the seasoning, but I do not recommend rubbing your eyes within about 27 days of making might sting a little.  ;o) 
Taco Seasoning Mix
1/4 c. ancho chili powder, 1 t. garlic powder, 1 t. onion powder, 1 t. crushed red pepper flakes, 2 t. dried oregano, 2 t. paprika, 2 t. ground cumin, 3 t. sea salt, 1/2 t. black pepper
 Jar.  I used these instructions for making my jar a little cuter.  Cute is just an added bonus when the taco seasoning patrol swing through. 
To use: Use  2 1/2 T. of  seasoning instead of a packet of store taco seasoning. Combine 2 T. cornstarch with 1 c. water and stir to dissolve cornstarch. In a large pan set over medium-high heat, brown 1lb ground beef, turkey, or chicken.  Add seasoning mix and simmer over low heat until liquid has thickened.


Veronica and Daniel said...

I have never thought of adding corn starch! I have made my own taco seasoning for years, but just did water and lime juice with it and the meat...I will have to try adding some corn starch next time! Thanks for the tip!

Jules said...

note to self: don't read blogs concerning food before lunchtime. now I'm hungry! Thanks for posting.