Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Homemade Taco Seasoning

It's Taco Tuesday for us today and as I started browning our taco meat, I realized I didn't have my trusty store-bought taco seasoning.  I remembered seeing a homemade variety on the Web and boy, was I glad I was forced to make my own because it's so simple and so much better than the salt laden packet variety.  I felt better about Taco Tuesday with homemade seasoning, some black beans added into the meat for extra fiber and an opportunity to sit and laugh with the kids as we all gobbled down tacos.  All hail to family dinners together!

4 tbsp. chili powder
3 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. paprika
3 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. plus 2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix well to blend. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

To prepare taco meat, use 2 heaping tablespoons in place of a package of taco seasoning (cook approximately 1 lb. of beef or chicken, add 1 cup of water with the seasoning, and simmer until the liquid is almost completely gone.)

Annie's Eats does it again! 

1 comment:

Kristin said...

I just made my own taco seasoning too! I love it. It's so easy and it makes me feel so Martha Stewartly!