Taco, Chili, Fajita and Creole Seasoning Mixes

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It’s somewhat surprising the additives added to many seasoning packages in the grocery stores today. I understand that some of the additives help to keep them from clumping, or perhaps extend their shelf life. But they’re not helping to extend our lives.

We like ingredients that 1- we can pronounce, and 2- we recognize as real food. Today I would like to share some of our favorites. When I make these I’ll just make all four as it’s easier and just doesn’t take that long to make them up all at once.

Fajita Seasoning

3 teaspoons cumin
3 teaspoons garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Cayenne pepper to taste
Combine and again store in the small jars. All these blends will keep for several months provided they are kept dry.

Taco Seasoning

3 teaspoons salt
3 teaspoons cumin
3 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon cilantro
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano

Combine and store. If you like Mexican foods you may want to double or triple this recipe, up to you.

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Chili Seasoning

4 Tablespoons chili powder
2 Tablespoons flour
2 Tablespoons cumin
1 Tablespoons garlic powder
1 Tablespoon onion powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon parsley
Combine and store.

I keep these on hand at all times and they really make seasoning dishes fast and easy. We in fact had tacos tonight with our homemade taco shells. I used grass fed organic ground beef and sprinkled the seasoning in to taste when the meat was completely cooked. We all really enjoy them and you can’t beat the flavor.

This last one is from famous New Orleans chef Emeril Lagasse’s recipe. I enjoy watching him on TV and he has a way of spicing things up. Oops, did I just say that…

Creole Seasoning

2 1/2 Tablespoons paprika
2Tablespoons salt
2 Tablespoons garlic powder
1 Tablespoons black pepper
1 Tablespoon onion powder
1Tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon oregano
1 Tablespoon thyme
Combine and store in a small bottle. I save empty spice bottles, then when I dry herbs from the garden or blends such as this I have something to store them in. This is wonderful for Cajun dishes such as dirty rice or gumbo.

I might add that making your own saves money as well. A win, win if you ask me. Give them a try and enjoy. We love hearing from you so leave a comment and let us know how you use these.

Jan