Sunday, March 2, 2014

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Let's face it, most people love tacos.  I know my honey certainly does – tacos, fajitas, anything remotely Mexican.  But one of the things I hate most about making them is reading the ingredients list of the taco seasoning packets.  Ugh!

Luckily, I found, and modified for our use, a delightful recipe for home made taco seasoning.  And not only does it not have all the icky chemicals, it is by far the very best taco seasoning I have ever had!  It totally leaves the pre-made stuff in the dust.








Ingredients:

  • 1 c corn starch
  • ½ c salt 
  • 1 c chili powder
  • ¼ c black pepper
  • ⅓ c garlic powder
  • ⅓ c ground cumin
  • ¼ c dried leaf oregano
  • ¼ c ground coriander
  • ½ c paprika
  • 2 Tbsp smoked paprika (find it.  it is worth it.)
  • 2 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 Tbsp thyme
  • 2-3 Tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

You can either layer it very prettily in half-pint mason jars as shown (2½ batches should fill 1 dozen jars), or blend it together in a food processor first.  Store in an airtight container.

Use about 1/4 c per pound of meat to be seasoned.

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