Taco Seasoning

Since I cook in bulk, it is cheaper to make Taco seasoning for the church, not to mention better tasting. I have posted two recipes I use often.

Ground beef isn't the only option for tacos. You can use salmon or any other firm fish, or chicken and make soft tacos like these.

Chicken in Tomato-Basil Tortilla

To bring out more vivid flavor out of the spices, put a few tablespoons of taco seasoning in a frying pan and dry toast the spices for a few minutes (medium heat), before adding meat(ground beef) and cook together.

Taco Seasoning #1 (Makes about 1/2 cup)
3 tablespoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or less than 1/2 tsp. of cayenne)
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 tablespoon black pepper

Taco Seasoning #2 - More like Taco Bell's Seasoning (Makes about 1/2 cup)
2 Tbls. all-purpose flour
2 Tbls. corn starch
2 Tbls. dried minced onion
2 tsp. beef bouillon granules OR 1 beef bouillon cube - crushed
2 tsp. garlic salt
2 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. onion salt
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. granulated sugar

Mix all ingredients. Store in ziplock baggies in refrigerator or freezer.

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