Friday, January 13, 2012

Taco Seasoning

In my house Mexican food is probably the #1 dinner request.  Tacos, enchiladas, burritos, Mexican pizza, carnitas, you name it, they love it.  Over the course of making a sickening amount of the above named items, I realized prepackaged taco seasoning sucks.  Period.  It is salty, fake tasting and filled with who knows what (see fake tasting).  It's only redeeming quality is that it is easy.  So, after years of measuring out 6 different spices every time I made tacos, it occurred to me-  I could make my own mix.  Mental head slap.  So you will not waste uncounted hours like me (okay so maybe it's minutes, I may be a little dramatic), here is my recipe.

Taco Seasoning
1/4 c.+2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. coriander
1-1/2 tsp. oregano
3/4 tsp. cayenne
3/4 tsp. salt

Line up your spices

and chuck them in a container.  I used a mason jar because they are fantastically cute and for me, that's enough.  What can I say?  When it comes to food, I'm shallow.

Now put on your lid, label it and shake it up to mix.  I use just shy of 3 Tbsp. per 1 pound of beef, but I like my food highly seasoned.  Along with the seasoning, I add in garlic, tomato sauce, a little brown sugar and cider vinegar, but that's another post...

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