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Thank you for visiting my blog...and for allowing me to share with you my addiction. I love to collect recipes. I love to read cookbooks. I have been collecting recipes for as long as I can remember, and on any given day there are one or two (or more!) cookbooks residing on my nightstand!

This blog is chronicling my adventure as I fulfill my resolution of trying (at least) one new recipe each week. I hope that you enjoy!

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Taco Tuesday - Taco Seasoning

This week we had "Taco Tuesday"....not sure why it is, but when we have tacos, it always seems to be a Tuesday :-)

In the back of my mind, I've always wondered/worried about the taco seasoning that we use for our tacos, up until now we have usually gone the store bought, pre-packaged route.  And always the seasoning has been salty and the ingredients a little unclear.  When it says "spices" that's not really telling me much!

I found a recipe for homemade taco seasoning...why I didn't try this before I don't know!  It's so easy and I have everything in my spice cupboard.  Here is my slightly revised version of the allrecipes.com recipe:

3 tablespoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
4 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt (we use Epicure's Chili Garlic Sea Salt)
3 teaspoons black pepper

In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients.  Store in an airtight container. 

Use 2 tablespoons of seasoning with 1 lb of ground beef (or to taste).

VERDICT:
My husband and I both enjoyed this new version of taco seasoning and I will be making a big batch to store for future use.  It wasn't too spicy and not too salty, and best of all, we know exactly what is in the mix!

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40 comments:

  1. Spices are always great when prepared fresh. Great recipe :) Our family also loves tacos, yeah.

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    1. Thanks Barbara! I had no idea how easy it was!

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  2. Sounds yummy! Will try this next weekend. :)

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    1. Great to hear! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  3. Wow, this is a really great recipe! It's even more involved than mine and I like that because the flavors might be more complex, which is a plus!

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    1. Why thank you Jacqueline! I hope you give this version a try. Would love to know your version too! Have a great day!

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  4. Very cool - I never thought about making my own. I always cook with Paprika - it is my secret spice (now YOU know!). I even make sure I take some on vacation with me if I will be cooking :)Thanks for the idea!
    Leigh@ oneandoneequalstwinfun.com

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    1. Thanks for sharing your secret :-) I love cooking with paprika too! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love using all types of spices. This is great, I must try.

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    1. Thank you Carol! I hope you enjoy :-) So glad you came by my blog!

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  6. Yum! Great idea to make a batch of your own, then it's perfectly customize-able to how you like tacos!

    Mal @ The Chic Geek

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    1. I agree! Thanks so much for stopping by Mal, hope to see you again :-)

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  7. Thanks for sharing! New follower from the Things that make you say Mmm...hop. I co-host the Creative Corner Hop every Monday. Feel free to stop by and link up. It will be open all week.

    Sandy
    Cherished Handmade Treasures

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    1. I will certainly do that, thanks so much for the invite and for following me!

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  8. Thank you for sharing this on Must Try Monday. I have been making my own taco seasoning for about a year now, and I NEVER buy it in the store anymore!

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    1. I will never go back to store bought! Thanks Carrie!

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  9. Stopping by from the Show Me What Ya Got Blog Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

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    1. Hello Justine! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. Great recipe. I refuse to use seasoning packets! Can't wait to try this.

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    1. Thank you - I hope that you are as happy with it as we are :-) Have a great night, and hope to see you again!

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  11. thank you for this!! I know of many uses beside tacos that I will use this..thanks!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

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    1. Thank you for joining me! I am following you back via GFC. I checked out your blog, it's awesome! I hope you like the seasoning, and that you will find more recipes here that you and your family will enjoy.

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  12. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  13. Thanks for the recipe...I always buy the little packets. Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

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    1. I awlays did too, or the big container from Costco. But now I know how easy it is to make, and I'm reusing the old Costco container to store them. Already labelled :-) Have a great day Lisa!

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  14. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing! My hubs LOVES anything with a TACO flavoring. I found you via your Link up @ One Art Moma and am your newest follower!

    I'd love for you to stop by and check out www.thedranefamily.blogspot.com

    Thanks again!

    Kali

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    1. Thank you Kali!! I am your newest follower, thanks so much for the invite to your blog. Our oldest kids are about the same age. Have a great day :-)

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  15. I'm always buying taco seasonings now, I need to try this recipe. Thanks

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you like it :-) Have a great weekend!

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  16. Stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show you some blog luv! def enjoyed this post :) new follower!

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    1. Why thank you so much! And welcome! I will be sure to check out your links as well! Have a great weekend!

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  17. I think I am starting to get addicted to recipes, too! I found your recipe at a few different blogs today. I made taco seasoning for the first time last year, and love it, especially because you know what your are putting into it. I posted a Red Robin-like seasoning you may want to look: http://practical-stewardship.com/2012/03/21/imitation-red-robin-seasoning-recipe/

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    1. Glad to have you on my side with the addiction :-) Thanks for the link to the seasoning, I will check it out! Feel free to share it at my link party: http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.ca/p/link-party.html
      Have a great day!

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  18. Making homemade seasoning blends is something I need to do more of! Thanks for inspiring me and for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & see you next week!

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    1. I agree Krista! I would like to try more blends as well too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. Always great to have a homemade blend for seasonings and this one looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

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    1. Thanks for hosting, will see you again :-)

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  20. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
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