Monday, February 21, 2011

Taco Seasoning Mix

                                                                  MSG FREE!!!

I don't know about you but in my mind MSG (mono sodium glutamate) is evil. It is a chemical additive used to enhance the flavor of food. It has many different names and the name changes every few years, or so I'm told. So if you are an ingredient reader, just because it doesn't say MSG doesn't really mean it's not in there. I'm sure that I would be horrified at some of the other ingredients that I consume and am ignorant of, but for now I have this one pegged and if it's in there I have a hard time buying the product willingly.

 Aspartame is another no no.

Anyway for now I've learned how to avoid the first one in my taco dishes by mixing my own seasoning with ingredients that I can read. Try this one sometime, it's delish!

Taco Seasoning Mix
½ cup chili powder (Chile En Polvo)
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
2 Tablespoons dry onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 teaspoons paprika
4 teaspoons sea salt
4 teaspoons ground cumin

Combine in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Store in an airtight container.

To 1½ lbs. ground beef (cooked) I use 3 Tablespoons mix and 8 ounces of water. Simmer uncovered on med/low temperature until liquid is evaporated. Stirring occasionally to prevent sticking to the bottom of the pan.

I'm sure there are other good recipes out there for this and other mixes we find convenient. Tell me, what do you use to avoid these not good for you chemicals? I would love to hear from you!

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This Weeks Craving
Be blessed!


  1. I love the idea of making my own taco seasoning!!

  2. Thanks for stopping in, hope you were inspired!

  3. Love homemade spices!

    Thanks for linking up to THIS WEEK's CRAVINGS "Mexican Dishes". We appreciate you sharing your recipe with us! We hope you come back next Monday for "Brunch Recipes / Mother's Day". Have a great weekend!

  4. My husband is on a low sodium diet, so making my own spice blends works, thanks for sharing!