Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Homemade Taco and Chili Seasoning

I'm cooking Chili for dinner tonight!  Have you ever gotten ready to make chili or tacos and discovered that you're out of seasoning packets.  Are you a prisoner to the packets?  :)  I used to be like that until I discovered these easy recipes.  If you don't have the spices on hand you will be out of pocket some money, but in the end it will pay for itself!

Homemade Chili Seasoning

yield | about 2/3 cup
tablespoons of chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons ground cumin
3 teaspoons sea salt
4 teaspoons black pepper
In a medium bowl, combine chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes, cayenne pepper, oregano, paprika, ground cumin, sea salt, and black pepper. Store in an air tight container at room temperature.
-Stored in an airtight container, this spice blend will keep for up to a year.
-When making chili or tacos using one pound of ground beef, start with 1 1/2 tablespoons of the seasoning blend and adjust according to your tastes.

Homemade Taco Seasoning:

1 tbsp. chili powder

2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. each ground cumin, garlic powder, paprika, powdered oregano and sugar
1/2 tsp. salt

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Makes 3 tablespoons of seasoning mix, which is equal in strength to a 1/4 ounce package of commercial seasoning mix.

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