I think that I’ve talked about Taco Tuesday out and about with friends a coupla times now, but we like Tacos for dinner at home too.
Tacos can be made with just about anything, shredded Beef, Chicken prepared how you like, Seafood of any manner or even Vegetarian. The one common denominator to all of these different Tacos is the seasoning.
But wait, did I hear you say that you still purchase those seasoning packets, why? Making your own seasoning blends are simple; you’ve probably got the ingredients in your cupboard, AND you’ll know what’s in it, no preservatives, no artificial this or that.
It’s is so easy to make, here’s all you need:
Auntie Doni’s Taco Seansoning Mix
1 Tbsp. Chili Powder (any style and degree of heat that your family likes)
¼ Tsp. each, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder and Dried Oregano
½ tsp. each Smoked Paprika, Dried Cilantro and Ground Cumin
1 tsp. each Salt and Black Pepper
Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl and store in a Spice Jar or any air tight container.
Why buy it when you can make it!
Tacos are a personal type of dish. When I was growing up, my Dad was the Taco maker and he made “hard shell” tacos with corn tortillas. They were topped with spiced Ground Beef (because back then it was less than a dollar per pound), grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese, diced Tomatoes, Onions, sliced Black Olives, Sour Cream and Salsa… What we all referred to as elbow drippers.
For my non-mexican-food-loving Husband, I stick to pretty simple tacos.
Brown your choice of meat on medium heat; drain off any excess grease.
Lower the flame.
Sprinkle 1-3 Tablespoons of Auntie’s Taco Seasoning Mix (depending upon how hot you like your Tacos) and combine well.
Dust your meat mixture with ½ tablespoon of flour; stir well and cook for about 1 minute to get that raw flour taste off.
Add 2/3 – 3/4 cup water, broth, stock, beer, whatever liquid you like and allow to perk away until it’s thick (make your Taco filling as soupy or as dry as you want).
Serve your now beautiful Taco filling in the vessel of your choice, lettuce cup, hard corn taco shell, warmed flour or corn tortilla, or what about a Taco Salad, MMM!
Tonight’s Tacos are on warmed Flour Tortillas with seasoned Ground Lean Turkey (ssshhh, don’t tell DH that this was kinda sorta healthy, he thought he had Beef), leftover Green Salad (you know the kind that comes in a bag) from lunch out, sliced Radishes (hard to see, but they’re there alright, gives a nice crunch), and some Salsa.
Mighty tasty grub, AND my husband asked for MORE!
Remember, recipes are just someone else’s ideas, run with them and as always …