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Taco Seasoning

Is there anything not to love about tacos--afterall, they are incredibly versatile, filling, fun to eat, and cost-effective.  Because of these reasons and more, I think they should rank among the top five greatest foods of all time :)  If you normally reach for a packet of pre-made taco seasoning, I would encourage you to give this easy-peasy mix a try.  I have used it with ground beef but know it would also be great with chicken. 

Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/8 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper (optional)

Directions

  1. Mix together and store in an air-tight container. 
  2. When ready to use, combine 2 TBSP of the mix for each pound of cooked ground meat along with 1/2 cup of water.  Stir and continue heating until most of the water is evaporated. 

Notes: To avoid having to make the mix very often, make a big batch and store it in your spice cabinet.  Multiplying the base recipe by 9 will yield enough mix to use with 10 pounds of meat. I also like to add 1 onion (diced) to the meat while it is cooking. 


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