Recipe: Homemade Taco Seasoning

Hi friends!

School started, the weather rolled in, and the holidays are knocking on our door. That means our camping season has ended (unless we are able to sneak away for a weekend here and there) and we are getting ready for ski season to start (the snow has started to fly! Woohoo!). My posts are going to be limited for the next few months. As topics pop to mind (or folks give suggestions), I will post, otherwise it is going to be a little bit quiet here as I go on hiatus.

Before I do that, I wanted to share a new taco seasoning recipe I made tonight and will be making in bulk and bring camping with us in the future. It is so easy I am wondering why I haven’t done this sooner!

Here are the ingredients:
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder (optional, I left it out)
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

I mix everything together in a bowl. The leftover mix is saved and will be use for another dinner. In fact, I am planning to make this in bulk to have a good stash on hand, but also to give as a Christmas gift to our neighbors.

How to use it:
Brown your meat (I like a super lean ground beef, but it will work with other proteins as well). I then added 2/3 cup water and 2 tablespoons of the seasoning mix (add more if you like it spicy, add less if you want it more mild). Stir well and simmer on the heat until it thickens a bit. Then make your tacos the way you like.

We like to put the meaty mix in a tortilla shell with Tillamook Mexican cheese mix, Nancy’s Organic Sour Cream, some avocado, and diced tomatoes. It is delicious! Enjoy!

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