Introduction: Home Made Taco Seasoning Mix
Have you ever heard that New Mexico has the best tasting Mexican food in the US? Do you know which US state produces the most chile peppers? Yep you guessed correctly! The hot dry climate of New Mexico is perfect for growing plump delicious chile peppers. In fact, New Mexican's do not spell (chile . . . chili to distinguish between the chili bean and the chile pepper.
Bring New Mexican cuisine to your table by making this home made taco seasoning mix, that will save you time and money. Let's get started. Oh, I almost forgot this is an entry for the Mexican food contest and if you find it worthy of your vote I appreciate it.
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Step 1: Ingredients
2-3 Tablespoons Chile powder ( New Mexican grown is the best! )
2 Tablespoons Cumin
1-2 Tablespoons Weber Kick-N- chicken seasoning
2 teaspoons Cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons Garlic powder
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1-2 teaspoons salt ( sea salt is best, I just did not have any).
2 teaspoons Cayenne pepper
2-3 teaspoons Lemon pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Makes about 1/2 cup of Taco seasoning mix
Step 2: Measure Ingredients
Chile powder,cumin,cilantro leaves,cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, lemon pepper, cinnamon, and kick-N-chicken seasoning.
Step 3: Mix Together
Mix everything together.
Step 4: Store in Jar
Store the seasoning in a jar or salt shaker.
Step 5: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
I use this seasoning when I make tacos, chili , and enchiladas. Now that you have made this New Mexican taco seasoning mix, you can make some New Mexican tacos. Enjoy!
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How much of this would you use for 1 lb of beef? Thanks
Hi Samuel! Thanks for the question~ I usually make a lot of hamburger so I am not sure how much for a pound. Here is what I recommend, Everyone's taste are so different especially when you consider how sensitive taste buds can be for some when eating spicy foods. I generally cook the hamburger long enough ( to safely taste it) and then add 1/4 teaspoon let's say and let it cook a minute and add more until it just right, and keep track of how many you used and label the jar accordingly. You will probably add more though, depending on how you make the beef. I learned a long time ago to make 1/2 of a new recipe and use smaller amounts of the seasonings you might not like, you can always add more during the last 5 minutes of the cooking time.