Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Taco Seasoning

Anyone celebrating Taco Tuesday this evening?  If so, here's a quick post for a great taco seasoning recipe for those who are freaked out by what's in the little seasoning package at the grocery store (scarrry, I know).

Make it as mild or as spicy as you like! I prefer runny-nose inducing spice :)


Taco Seasoning
(adapted from AllRecipes Taco Seasoning I)
(Makes enough for 1 lb burger/turkey/chicken/woop woop)
HOT
  • 1 T chili powder 
  • 1/tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • 1/tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/tsp onion flakes 
  • 1/tsp dried oregano 
  • 1/tsp paprika 
  • 1/tsp cayenne pepper 
  • 1/tsp onion powder 
  • 1/tsp crushed red pepper flakes
MILD
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 1/tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper 
  • 1/tsp garlic powder 
  • 1/tsp onion flakes 
  • 1/tsp dried oregano 
  • 1/tsp paprika 
  • 1/tsp onion powder 
Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Cook into taco filling of choice*, sprinkle it on popcorn or mix it in double baked 'taters! Serve with tissues.

*A Thalice Tip - I like to whisk the seasoning into 2/cup water (when cooking with a pound of meat), adding the spice broth to the meat once it has started to cook. I let the mixture simmer until the liquid has reduced to a sauce consistency and the meat has cooked through.

¡Happy Tuesday, mis amigos!