Quick, healthy and chemical free taco mix
May 18, 2016
I have yet to meet a child (or an adult for that matter) who doesn’t LOVE tacos. In fact, Taco Tuesday has become a “thing” in our house. It’s the kids favourite dinner night of the week. The Old El Paso taco kits are great and super convenient, but the chemical laden ingredient list is a little frightening for this label reading mama. My little brother to the rescue! He gave me their recipe for taco seasoning, and it’s a win every time. Takes about 1 minute to throw together, and one recipe will get you through at least a month of Taco Tuesdays
Taco Seasoning Recipe:
In a glass jar, or sealable container put:
6 tsp chilli powder
5 tsp paprika
4 1/2 tsp cumin
3 tsp onion powder (NOT SALT)
2 1/2 tsp garlic powder (NOT SALT)
1/4 tsp cayenne (but only if you like a little kick)
pinch of salt.
Shake up the jar and seal tightly to keep moisture out. Add 1 – 2 tbsp of seasoning mix and enough stock to your favourite ground meat (or non-meat) to keep it moist.
I always add a can of either black or kidney beans to my meat just to keep things interesting and up the fiber
We use this mix in nearly all our Mexican inspired dishes. Homemade refried beans, fajitas, meat for tacos, enchiladas…. you name it.
Next time the kids ask for tacos, give this a try. Its easy, healthy and YUMMY!!
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