Monday, March 12, 2012

Made From Scratch Tuesday 3/13

I'm not one to be known for my great planning. As my husband can tell you, I'm just about always one key ingredient short of a great meal, or just an average meal for that matter. If I want chili for dinner, I'm out of beans. If I want lasagna, I'm out of ricotta. So it really should not come as a surprise if I want tacos, I'm out of seasoning mix. Well, I learned a long time ago just to buy the restaurant size jars of taco seasoning. But, I don't have the best stomach when it comes to preservatives. And seasoning mixes tend to be full of them. But, I do always have a pantry full of seasonings. So why not make my own? I've experimented with many, many variations, but I've finally found the perfect blend.

What you'll need:
1 T chili powder
1/3 t garlic salt
1/4 t onion powder
1/4 t crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 t oregano
1/2 t paprika
1 1/2 t ground cumin
1/2 t salt
1 t pepper

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

Add to browned ground beef (or turkey, chicken...whatever you like) with 1/4 c water. Simmer until water has absorbed/evaporated.

Now it's time to link up all of your creations!
Here are the rules:
1. You can link up as many posts as you'd like.
2. The post has to be made from scratch.
3. The post you link up MUST CONTAIN A RECIPE! 
4. If you want to put my button somewhere, that'd be cool. You can grab the code for the Made From Scratch Tuesday button on the top right of my sidebar. 



Anonymous said...

I shared a recipe for a nutritious beef bone broth.

Thanks for hosting!

Addicted to Recipes said...

Thanks for hosting! Great minds, I came up with a taco seasoning recipe last week that is very similar to yours. It's a good one hey?!

Would love for you to link up at my place too:
Have a great night!

Frugal in Florida said...

I don't know why I won't give in and TRY to make my own? Anyone else have that problem? Just seems "easier" to buy the little packet, add the 3/4 cup water and be done :) Sad, I know. Someone please guilt me into trying! :)

Jessy Y. said...

Love this idea of making your own seasonings!

Patty said...

Thanks so much for hosting! I've added the Mexican Chicken Casserole.