2.02.2011

MYO Mixes- taco seasoning and chilli powder



At the last MOPS meeting I attended we made taco seasoning from scratch and bagged it up in a decorative bag. I used mine last night and it was great! The whole family loved it! But of coarse being the crunchy mama I am I thought... "there has to be a way to make your own chilli powder too, I hate the nasty additives in the store bought stuff". With a little research I found out that yes you can make it yourself!  Admit it, I know you are all excited to know how to MYO taco seasoning and chilli powder! Aren't you!?

Without further delay here are the recipes! Enjoy!


* T. = tablespoon and t. = teaspoon ;-)

Chilli powder

Ingredients

    • 6 dried red chilies, mild to medium heat (like ancho)
    • 3 dried red chilies, high heat (like cayenne)
    • 1 T. good quality ground paprika
    • 2 T. cumin seeds, toasted and ground
    • 2 T. garlic powder
    • 1 T. ground Mexican Oregano
    • Sea salt as desired

Directions

Heat your oven to 250ºF. Remove stems seeds from chilies. Arrange chilies in single layer on baking sheet and toast for about 5 min. Remover smaller ones before they burn and toast larger ones a little longer, maybe 5 minutes. They all need to be very dry. You can also do this on a BBQ for a nice smoky flavor. Let cool and break into pieces. Pulverize in blender, or grinder, to a powder. Add remaining ingredients and blend until combined. Store in an airtight container.
  • Adjust the hot/mild pepper ratio for your taste by substituting equal amounts. 
  • Salt to taste or leave out, most store bought chilli powder does have salt.

 Taco Seasoning
   Ingredients
            4 T. chilli powder
            1 t. garlic powder
            1 t. onion powder
            1 t. red pepper flakes
            1 t. mexican oregano
            2 t. paprika
            2 T. ground cumin
            4 t. sea salt
            4 teaspoons pepper



Mix all ingredients and add 3-4 T. to about a pound of meat. This makes a batch good for several uses. 



10 "Heap on wood, kindle the fire, consume the flesh, and spice it well, and let the bones be burned." Ezekiel 24:10 KJV

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Blessings!

3 comments:

  1. Yum that sounds delicious
    Thank you
    Blessings Anna

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  2. Thanks Anna! Blessings to you too.
    It does sound yummy huh! I love tacos, and burritos, home made of coarse.

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  3. I always make my own taco seasoning but have never tried chili - I can't wait to try!

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