Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Taco Seasoning

We love any Mexican food at our house. But I do not like buying taco seasoning packets as I prefer to adjust the taste for who in the house is eating it. I also thought the store bought had way too much salt in them.

Taco Seasoning

1/2 cup flour
3 Tablespoons chili powder
3 Tablespoons paprika
2 Tablespoons salt
2 teaspoons onion powder
4 teaspoons cumin
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (can alter to heat preference, is Mild with this measurement)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons dried oregano

Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together until evenly mixed. Transfer to a pint-sized jar or container of your choosing and store.

To use: Spoon 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning over 1 pound of browned ground meat. Add 1/4 cup water and stir until mixed. Simmer until desired consistency is achieved. Then use in your choice of tacos, burritos, taco salad or our favorite nachos.
Seasoning appears lighter than “store bought” mixes. But thickens much much better!