Don’t buy taco seasoning again!

Taco SeasoningI just wrote this whole post, ending with my efforts today to not become crabby, and wordpress deleted it.  grrrrrrrrrrrr.

Today’s bit of kitchen know-how involves taco night–one of those quick-and-easy dinners that most of us make every so often.  I began thinking, oh, six or so months ago, that I could likely replicate what is inside some of those mystery packs of taco seasoning in my kitchen, but with better results.  And lo, a little internet searching revealed I was right.  The following recipe (which comes from allrecipes) makes a lot of seasoning, and you only need about a tablespoon and a half for a pound of taco meat.  Add to your favorite shells (we’re big fans of Whole Foods’ 365 Blue Corn taco shells–yum) with cheese and salsa and you’re good to go.

You’ll need:
4 T chili powder
1 t garlic powder
1 t onion powder
1 t dried oregano
1 t crushed red pepper flakes
2 t paprika
2 T cumin
4 t salt
4 t pepper

Brown your meat and add seasoning with a little water–usually a little over a quarter-cup, if any, will do. Simmer until well-seasoned and fix your tacos!


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  1. Pingback: Delicious and easy taco salad « Sweet Pea Cooks

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