Sunday, September 11, 2011

Taco Seasoning

This is my favorite taco seasoning recipe! I keep a jar of it by the stove and use it on shredded pork, beef, chicken, and beans.  I'll be posting a few "Simple Cooking" recipes in the next few weeks and taco seasoning is a pretty important ingredient to keep around.  Once you are stocked up on the spices, making your own taco seasoning is so much cheaper than buying the small packets of it!

Taco Seasoning
makes about 3/4 cup

3 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (use less if you like things mild)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon black pepper

Mix all ingredients in a 1 cup jar.

Use 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup for making tacos with 1 pound of ground beef and 2/3 cup water.  If you want the mixture to thicken, add 1/4 teaspoon of cornstarch to the meat, water, and taco seasoning.

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