Friday, April 29, 2011

Fabulous Friday

This Friday's tip has to do with seasoning mixes.

Being on the quest for real food as I am, I like to make my own seasoning mixes.

I always keep my dry rub around, mixed and ready to go.

And I have a delicious taco seasoning mix which I'd also like to share with you:

2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1& 1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
Mix together and store in an air tight container. Use 2 tablespoons per pound of meat.

What I do is to chop and cook 1 lb of ground beef. I add 1/2 onion, chopped and 2 cloves of garlic, chopped. When cooked I drain the fat and add the 2 tablespoons of seasoning mix and 1/4 cup of water. Cook and stir occasionally until the water has absorbed.

Now for the tip:

I like to double my seasoning mix recipes and store them in air tight containers. And I've found it helpful to write out the recipe on the lid of the container. That way, when it comes time to make more of the mix I don't have to hunt down the recipe.

And that is this gal's view for today.


  1. I love to have this kind of recipe on file. You can never tell when you are going to need these mixes, so it's lovely to be able to make them at will. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  2. I don't like using store bought taco seasoning... I always make my own too.