I’m not sure where July went. I blinked and it was August already! So, it’s catch up time again. I’ll start with a recipe I promised my daughter I would post…
I started making my own taco seasoning when I would run out of the packets of seasoning, but I never found the exact right mixture to continue making my own until now. I started playing with a base recipe and found an ingredient mixture that everyone seemed to like better than the packets. It’s easy to modify to fit your likes, so give it a try and let me know how you changed it.
Fast, easy and worth it!
- 2 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
- 2 1/2 teaspoons corn starch, masa flour, clearjel, or flour
- Mix all ingredients and store in airtight container.
- Enough spice for 2 pounds of meat.
- Drain meat, add spices and 1 cup of water. Heat until thickened.
- You can add more or less water depending on how thick or thin you like it.
- Too hot? Try using less crushed red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper. Not hot enough? Add more!
Christy is a writer, crafter, amateur photographer and enjoys sharing recipes. She also loves pushing buttons in Photoshop until her pictures magically look better.
Always looking for more work, Christy is currently editing her first book, finishing her second, blogging, guest blogging and making a nuisance of herself.