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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. 
  


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5 comments:

realfoodforager said...

Hi,
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: http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com
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.