Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Taste of Tuesday

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Today I'm sharing my taco seasoning recipe.  It's very simple to make your own seasoning - and it eliminates those pesky bags that the premixed seasoning comes in.  Making your own helps ensure there's nothing like MSG or other undesirables lurking in your seasoning mix.   I might also add that those bags that can't even be recycled.

Taco Seasoning

1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion flakes or onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2-1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Add 2-3 tablespoons plus 1/2-3/4 cup water to 1 pound of cooked meat.  Simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently until very little liquid is left in the pan.

I've added this mix to soy crumbles for a vegetarian dish and even added it to some sauteed sliced onions for a vegan/vegetarian taco or burrito filling then added other fixings to it.  You can always double or triple this recipe so that you don't have to make it up very often.

Bon appetit!

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