Thursday, April 18, 2013

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

My husband loves Tacos, but we don't eat them that much.  We are on a watch-what-we-eat-diet right now and don't need the fillers (hubby is Gluten intolerant and I am sodium sensitive).  So in an effort to eat better and remove highly processed and over salted items from our diets, AND eat more of what we love, I have started making my own Taco seasoning.  For Taco salads, we rub it on chicken thighs before grilling, sprinkle it on chicken breast before popping them in the oven and of course, mix it with ground beef/turkey for Tacos.  Here is the recipe that I am using, easy-peasy to make and store in your kitchen cabinet. 

Homemade Taco Seasoning
Source: Allrecipes
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container. Yields about 2 3/4 tablespoons.
To use:
Use about 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning for every 1 pound of meat. Use more or less depending on your preference. Brown meat and drain the fat. Add your taco seasoning along with about 1/2 cup of water. Simmer and stir until water is absorbed. If you want more of a sauce throw in about 2 tablespoons of flour with the water.

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