Saturday, February 21, 2009

Taco Seasoning Mix

1 C chili powder
1/2 C garlic powder or dried garlic granules
1/2 C dried minced onion
1/4 C dried oregano
3 T paprika
1/4 C ground cumin
2 T sea salt
1 T black pepper
1/4 C crushed red (cayenne) pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 C beef bouillon granules (optional)

Mix all ingredients together well. Store in an airtight container.

Makes around 3-1/2 to 4 cups of mix.

To use:

Brown 1 C ground beef, ground turkey, or ground chicken. Drain. Add 1/3 C seasoning mix (shake well before measuring out) and 3/4 cup water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Substitute tomato juice for the water
Add 2 T tomato paste
Add more liquid if it is too dry for your family's tastes