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Homemade Taco Seasoning

May 11, 2012

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t red pepper flakes (Aleppo peppers would add a wonderful depth of flavor)
1/2 t oregano
1 t paprika
1 Tbsp cumin
2 1/2 t salt (I recommend Real Salt.)
2 t pepper

Method:

1.  Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.

2.  Mix well.

3.  Store in a tightly closed container.

Notes:

–  For a seasoning with a bit more “heft” to it, add about 1 t flour or starch of choice to the mix.  Of course, if you use a whole grain flour, you will want to store the resulting mixture in the refrigerator ’cause whole grains will spoil at room temp.
–  Use approximately 2 Tbsp taco seasoning mix for each pound of ground meat (or to taste, of course.  Some people may prefer 1 Tbsp, others up to 4 Tbsp).
–  As with other taco seasonings, either use the mixture as is, or add approx. 3/4 cup water to the beef and seasoning mixture to make a more “saucy” beef.
–  You can also flavor beans, like lentils, with this mixture.  About 2 cups of cooked beans will be the equivalent of one pound of ground beef.

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