Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Taco Night!

Everyone loves tacos, right? They're fun, messy, spicy, crunchy, all out goodness. You really can't go wrong with a taco.

We went old school last night - seasoned meat, lettuce, tomato, cheese, black olives, and sour cream. The perfect combination of classic all in one. I've been making tacos for quite a few years. I made them often in college and continued in those first few years of living on my own in the real world after college....and I always used the store bought packet of taco seasoning. It worked perfectly! But, these days I'm a little more concerned with what I'm putting in my body and decided to read what was actually in those little 99 cent spice packets. YIKES!! They are full of ingredients I can't even pronounce. No way am I putting that stuff in my meat.

So, back to drawing board. I'm making my own. S-i-m-p-l-e. And I couldn't even tell the difference. I highly, highly recommend doing this. It's guilt-free eating at it's best!

Tacos with Homemade Seasoning
Recipe by A Toast to Taste
Photos by A Toast to Taste

Ingredients Needed:

For the Seasoning
2 Tbsp Chili Powder
2 Tbsp Cumin
1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
1 Tbsp Paprika
1 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
1 Tbsp Oregano
1 Tbsp salt

** You will have leftover seasoning. Store in an airtight container for future use. **

For the Tacos
1 lb ground turkey or beef
diced tomato
shredded lettuce
shredded cheese
black olives, sliced
sour cream
8-10 tortillas

Combine all the taco seasonings in a small bowl. Set aside. In a medium skillet, brown the meat over medium heat. Add about 3 Tbsp of seasoning to the meat along with a 1/2 cup of water. Stir to combine well. Lower heat and let simmer for about 8-10 minutes.

While the meat is simmering, prepare the toppings. Assemble to your liking and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Made the seasoning tonight for tomorrow's dinner -- yum!


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