Friday, May 6, 2011

Taco Seasoning Mix

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here is a recipe for Taco Seasoning.  We use it in lots of things...tacos, bean dips, and the random recipe here and there.  I have been known to pitch it in boxed mac and cheese to add a little flair along with some leftover beans for lunches.  (Yes, this is what you were actually asking for the other day, CR!)Why pay 65 cents if you can make your own?   It can also be helpful if you are on a low sodium diet.  Pre-made mixes are packed with salt.

We're not too daring with spice, but it you like it hot, up the chili powder a little or add in a little cayenne or hot sauce.  Feel free to tweek according to your taste!

Taco Seasoning Mix

1 Tbs. chili powder
2 tsp. onion powder (or fry up a bit of fresh minced onion with the meat)
1 tsp. each cumin, garlic powder, paprika
pinch each oregano, sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix together well.  Use as you would one packet of taco seasoning.


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