Thursday, January 31, 2013

Homemade Taco/Tex-Mex Seasoning



I love Mexican food, no big revelation there right? I quit using the packaged Taco Seasoning some time back because I wanted to control the sodium and the balance of flavors. Don't get me wrong, I have used a TON of those seasoning packets in my past, and I am not saying there is anything wrong with that, I just like to do my own thing now.....call me a rebel.

The idea to do this actually came from Kevin's comments that I should just make a big batch of this seasoning since I use it in just about everything with even a slight hint of Mexican flavor. I thought about it and decided he was right. It will definitely save me some time when I am cooking since instead of grabbing different spices and doing a teaspoon of this and a tablespoon of that I can just grab my jar and away I go!

This batch is toned down as far as the heat level is concerned. It is pretty equal to a regular package of taco seasoning. I usually spice it up with some cayenne pepper, or substitute the regular chilipowder with the hot Mexican chili powder, or even chipotle chili powder (which is soooooo good). So if you like it hot like we do go for it!





I just made a small batch because I have the new spice jars that I made (although I need more jars!). But if you use a lot of seasoning go ahead and double or triple this recipe. I use 2 to 3 tablespoons per pound of meat.



Homemade Taco/Tex-Mex Seasoning


1/4 cup chili powder (regular, hot, or chipotle)
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoons black pepper
1 tablespoons salt
1 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon Mexican oregano

Combine all ingredients in an airtight container, shake, and you are ready to go!

2 to 3 tablespoons per pound of meat.

ENJOY!!


4 comments:

  1. I love Mexican food too and will be making this. Thanks! Now I want to look at that Dutch Apple Pie!

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  2. I love making my own stuff as well, especially taco seasoning...or any seasoning for that fact. But, sometimes, I am just lazy and buy the packets (shhh, don't tell). Thanks for sharing, I will definitely have to try.

    Sincerely,
    Happy Valley Chow

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