During the summer one of our go to dinner items is taco salad. It’s an easy way to get in lots of leafy greens, juicy tomatoes, cold sour cream, crunchy organic tortilla chips and lots of Arriba brand salsa! It’s useful to have in the winter time as well if you enjoy making taco soup or other Mexican flavored dishes.
To season our ground beef I use a mix that is so simple to make. It’s easy to measure out a second batch to store for next time while dumping the spices into browned beef. (If measuring out a second batch store in an empty spice jar and be sure to label!) The taste is delicious and can also be used to season black beans if you prefer going meatless occasionally.
Now why would I want to make my own taco seasoning when it’s cheap to purchase and easy to rip open and dump in? If you’ve ever looked at the back of purchased seasoning mixes the ingredient list is long and many of the items aren’t recognizable as food. To keep those suspicious ingredients out of our food and bodies, enter home prepared taco seasoning! Delicious, easy and inexpensive it’s a great recipe to add to your repertoire when switching to a more natural lifestyle.
Do you have a favorite homemade seasoning?
- 1 T flour (I use spelt)
- 1 t chili pwd.
- 1 t paprika
- 3/4 t salt
- 3/4 t minced onion
- 1/2 t cumin
- 1/4 t cayenne
- 1/4 t garlic pwd.
- 1/8 t oregano
- Combine. Add to one pound cooked ground beef. Stir in 2/3 c. water. Bring to boil. Return to a simmer and cook uncovered about 5 minutes or until water is gone.
- For beans use about 1/3 c. water and simmer until water is gone.