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Monday, March 3, 2014

Taco and Fajita Seasoning

We eat a lot of Mexican food so I always have taco and fajita seasonings on hand. I used to buy it all the time but decided I'd make my own and do away with all the added junk in the packets. I have a couple of little jars that I keep filled so I always have it at the ready whenever the Mexican mood strikes us. Which is pretty often. 

Taco Seasoning

1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
2 tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons paprika
2 teaspoons crushed dried red pepper flakes
1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried marjoram
1 tablespoon salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. instant minced garlic
1 tsp. ground cumin

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Store in a sealed jar to use as needed.  Use 2 – 3  tablespoons of mixture for tacos. Makes the equivalent of 4 - 6 packages of taco mix.

Fajita Seasoning

3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons crushed chicken bullion cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon cumin

Mix all ingredients in a small bowl to combine. Store in a sealed jar to use as needed. Use 2 – 3  tablespoons of mixture for fajitas. Makes the equivalent of three purchased fajita mixes.



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