Thursday, June 23, 2011

Taco Seasoning

When I first made this taco seasoning, I have to admit, I was expecting something sort of bland.  The packets you buy in the store are full of MSG which really helps enhance the flavor of certain foods.  Nevermind that it's absolutely horrible for our bodies. 

So, when I used it in my Taco Soup recipe, I was expecting to tell my family that it's just something we'll have to get used to... the bland taste. 

What I wasn't expecting was to actually like it MORE than the convenient little packets I have been using for years!  No joke, even my kids and Anthony said it was better.  So happy about that! 

So, here's the recipe... I'm positive you're going to LOVE it!

2/3 c. onion powder (or onion granules)
1 1/4 c. chili pepper powder
1 3/4 T. garlic powder
2/3 c. ground cumin
3 1/2 T. paprika
3 1/2 T. dried oregano
2 T. Sucanat (dehydrated cane juice)

Mix it all up and store in an airtight container. 

So easy, right?  And definitely yummy.  After a tiny bit of research (because I have never measured a packet of taco seasoning) I learned that 4 T. (1/4 cup) is the equivalent of one packet.  Now, go make yourself some tacos or something.

Recipe Source:  The Diet Rebel's Cookbook


A Bunch of Roaches said...

Where do you get Sucanat? I have made my own taco seasoning for years, mostly cause I forget to buy it, but I agree it is yummy.

Brooke said...

Sucanat can be found in health food stores and I've also found it at Harmons. But being that you are in CA, I'm pretty sure you don't have a Harmons. It shouldn't be too hard to find, I hope.