Sunday, August 30, 2009

MYO taco seasoning mix

This morning I was wracking (maybe banging - LOL) my head trying to figure out what to feed us for dinner using hamburger meat. Finally, I decided I wanted tacos but I knew I didn't have any taco seasoning mixes. So, I went and found a recipe for taco seasoning mix. I have to say that the recipe is very good. I followed it exactly and then used it on the hamburger tonight. I did have to use more then what the recipe said, but I think that it was a typo. I used 1 tablespoon for 1 pound of hamburger meat and also added about 1/3 cup of water to the meat to help mix the seasonings in.

Taco Seasoning

6 tsps. chili powder
4 1/2 tsps. cumin
5 tsps. paprika
3 tsps. onion powder
2 1/2 tsps. garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix all seasonings together and store in an airtight container. I used a clean strawberry jam glass jar that I had saved. The recipe says to use 1 tsp, but I think it needs 1 tbspn.

I served this with my homecanned pinto beans and homemade spanish rice (not canned) and tortillas.


Alea said...

The internet has really revolutionized the way I cook! I have found that I am less wasteful because of searching for recipes that fir the ingredients that I have on hand. I once wanted to make my m-i-l's Lemon Poppy Seed cake. I was missing a key ingredient and searched for a recipe that didn't need it. I ended up finding (and of course modifying) a recipe that used what I hand available and saving myself a trip to the store. Plus I like the new found recipe better.

Lisa said...

I agree, Alea! I've used many, many recipes from the internet and most I like and use again. Once of the things I like about making things myself is that I can control what's in it (like salt,etc.) Plus, doesn't it feel great to know that you made it? I think so:D