Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Make this up to keep in the pantry and never buy those yellow packets again. 

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

4 tablespoons chili powder
3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon paprika
3 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Store at room temperature in an airtight container

To use the seasoning:
 Brown 1 lb. of extra lean ground beef. Add 2 tablespoons of seasoning mix and ¾ cup water and 1 tsp salt to the ground beef. Simmer, stirring frequently, until the sauce thickens and coats the beef, and there is not much liquid left.

We had tacos for dinner tonight, and this is the way I like to serve them. Make your own.  And also, we ate before John got home and I could easily keep the beef hot in the warming drawer and the toppings cold in the fridge.  Toppings: Monterrey Jack, tomatoes, cilantro, sour cream, avocados (drizzled with lime juice to keep them from turning brown), limes, salsa.