Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Homemade Taco Seasoning

After almost two weeks off from blogging, I'm back!  My family and I had a fabulous time in sunny Florida with my parents.  I'll blog about that once I get all my pictures organized but needless to say it was fun and involved me snogging a sea creature.  'Nuff said.  Until that post, here's a seasoning mix that I refuse to buy because it's so easy to make and keep on hand for those taco emergencies.

The only thing better than making something delicious to share with my family is when one of my family members makes something to share with me!  For our movie night a few weeks ago Boy 1 offered to make the Super Taco Dip for us all to enjoy.  Say wha?!? I knew I liked that kid.  The man-child knows his way around the kitchen and his future wife will be forever in my debt.  Now if I can only get him to remember to clean up after his creations.

This is a super easy spice mix that you can whip up and use for all sorts of taco-esque dishes.  A little heat (depending on how much cayenne you choose to use) and a whole lotta taste!  Use it for tacos, taco meat for nachos, add to bread crumbs then coat chicken breasts or pork tenderloin, sprinkle over buttered popcorn for some added Mexican flair ....  The uses are endless and you get the satisfaction of knowing what ingredients you used and none of the nasty preservatives.

1 tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne (or to taste)
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients and store in an air-tight container.  Use on ground beef for tacos, sprinkled on buttered popcorn, added into my Super Taco Dip ....

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