How To Make Taco Seasoning
When you want to prepare Mexican food totally from scratch, it's good to know how to make taco seasoning. Not only will the taco seasoning be tastier, it will be fresher as well. Taco seasoning can be used to season chicken or beef tacos and taco salads. Added to sour cream, taco seasoning makes a delicious dressing or dip for fresh vegetables. Mix taco seasoning with cream cheese and spread on crackers, celery, or toast points for a quick snack or appetizer.
To make taco seasoning, you will need:
- 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon dried, minced onion
- 1 teaspoon beef boullion granules or 1 cube, crushed
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
Gather the ingredients. Check the bulk area at grocery stores or markets to buy small quantities of spices you'll need. This ensures your spices will be fresher and that they will be used quickly instead of growing stale in the kitchen cabinet.
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl. If you use a bouillon cube, place the cube inside a small plastic sandwich bag and crush it with the curved edge of a spoon to reduce mess.
- Mix all the taco seasoning ingredients. Use a fork or whisk to gently mix the taco spices thoroughly.
- Adjust to suit your taste. If your family likes more or less of a certain taco seasoning spice, such as cumin or cayenne pepper, adjust the amount to make the taco seasoning just right for your needs.
- Store the taco seasoning in an airtight container. Use a glass jar to store the taco seasoning. Plastic containers can absorb odors but glass does not. Store the jar in a dark, cool place. Use the seasoning with three months.