23 October 2011

Day 23: Spices are Your Friend

I've become friends with my spice rack.  With all of our home made cooking, I rely on spices to keep things interesting.  Here are the jars that line my shelves:

  • Oregano
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cumin
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Cream of Tarter
  • Onion Flakes
  • Tumeric
  • Sea Salt
  • Paprika
  • Chili Powder
Now, with all these spices in my drawer (and I do use them all), why not make my own seasoning packets?  No need to buy taco seasoning with MSG levels through the roof when I have everything on hand to make my own.  No cooking required - just mix it together and put it in a container and you're all set for the next time you get a craving for tacos.

Source: None via Megan on Pinterest

Homemade Taco Seasoning


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.)

Recipe from The Way to His Heart

Pretty, isn't it?  Looks like a good home made gift...

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1 comment:

  1. Oooh! Score! Glad you posted this. J#3 LOVES taco meat. So, now I can make my own seasoning. :-)