Sunday, August 21, 2011

Time for a Fiesta! Taco Seasoning Recipe

High-sodium, high fat tacos?? Not in my house!  In an effort to steer away from prepackaged seasonings and sauces, I have been making my own taco seasoning for quite some time.  I love my taco seasoning – we use it for everything:  (chicken breast or extra lean beef) quesadillas, burritos, tacos, fajitas, mexican dips.  It’s great because it is low in salt (in contrast to the prepackaged varieties) and if you are on a low-sodium diet, you can nix the salt altogether.  This recipe makes a pretty large amount – I keep the extra in a jar for future use.  When adding this seasoning to meat, I like to drop in some medium taco sauce …even the baby likes things extra spicy around here!  Enjoy the recipe.  Best dishes and yummy dreams!


Homemade Taco Seasoning:
(Adapted from Healthy Cooking Magazine)

Printable recipe
1/4 c. chili powder
3 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. paprika
2 tsp. oregano
2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. cayenne
1 tsp. coriander
2 tsp. salt, or less
1/4 c. flour

Mix together and keep in a sealed container.  When mixing with a pound of meat, use 1/4 of mixture to 3/4 water or chicken/beef stock and add a splash of vinegar and taco sauce.

Thanks for reading, loves xo


MissieLee said...

This sounds quite yummy! This is similar to how I season taco meat when I don't have (or want to use) a seasoning packet, although I don't use any flour. I don't measure it out ahead of time, though, I just season to taste, and I don't add any salt, just a splash of Worcestershire. I also like to add in a splash of vinegar -- it adds a lovely tang :-)

Little Mommy, Big Appetite said...

never thought of vinegar! i'll try it!

Anonymous said...

OH GREAT! thank you.

Corey @ Family Fresh Meals said...

This great and will save me $$$ too! Healthy and a money saver :) Love it!