Friday, August 26, 2011

Taco Seasoning Mix

So recently I've been on a very restricted diet. There are many things I'm not eating, one of them being sugar.  I wanted to make chicken tacos for my family but the funny thing is, you can't find a seasoning packet that doesn't have sugar in it (at least not easily and not at your neighborhood grocery store.
I went on a search, an internet search and found a taco seasoning recipe via 
Taco Seasoning Mix
2 teaspoons 10mlInstant minced onion
1 teaspoon 5mlChili powder
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCrushed dried red pepper (I didn't have these, used some Cayenne)
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlDried oregano
1 teaspoon 5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCornstarch (Can't have corn, didn't use)
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlInstant minced garlic (Didn't have either, used garlic powder)
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cumin

Recipe Instructions

The ingredients above make about 2 Tablespoons of taco seasoning - enough for 1 lb. ground beef, or 8 - 10 tacos. Increase the amounts in proportion to make more. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and blend well. Store the seasoning mix in an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Will keep for 6 months.
To Prepare Taco Filling:
Brown 1 lb lean ground beef in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; drain off the grease. Add 1/2 cup water and 2 Tablespoons of the seasoning mix. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

I made mine into a chicken taco salad.

Next mission...Sugarless Ranch Dressing...stay tuned!

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