Friday, August 20, 2010

rocking my kitchen today

some of you know that tacos, quesadillas & burritos are a mainstay at our house. we like us some mexican food!

lately i found myself buying packet after packet of taco seasoning.
each time i'd buy it, something nagged at me, telling me i should probably just make some myself.

sometimes, i hate it when that happens...

so here's the recipe i found & tweaked to my liking.
hopefully someone can use it as much as i can!

if you're like me, you already have all or most of these ingredients in your cupboard.

taco seasoning
6 tsp. chili powder
5 tsp. paprika
5 tsp. cumin
3 tsp. onion powder
3 tsp. garlic powder
3 tsp. cornstarch
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. seasoned salt

shake it up.
store in jar with tight fitting lid.
7 tsp. = 1 packet of seasoning
add to 1 lb. browned ground beef & 3/4-1 c. water.
simmer a couple minutes, shouldn't be runny.

we eat a lot of them & it always bugs me that the regular, made with your all-american bleached flour ones are pretty unhealthy for you & still have transfats in them.

even the recipes for homemade ones are made with either lard or shortening. i just don't like those options.

so i found theses...

now i'll be straight with ya... these aren't the healthiest of the possibilities on the market, but they're much better than the non-whole wheat alternative. i've looked, i've tried at least 2 other brands that offered a whole wheat option. but looking at all around consitency, feel, taste, etc. i like these the best.

and they fit my requirements, so i'm happy. they're also really affordable, get them on sale for $1.59 a pack of 8, 8" tortillas. that's not bad at all.

the piece de resistance:

i found these meijer brand chips on sale a couple weeks ago. as a rule, i don't buy a lot of chips, because lets face it, we do not need chips. but i needed chips & they looked good.

and they are good. bonus!

so have i got your wheels turning?
i hope so - this stuff is great!


Shannan Martin said...

1. Those are the tortillas I always use. I think they have more fiber than the Chi Chis brand? (If I'm not mistaken...) As you can see, I latch on to any small grain of "goodness" I can find.

2. Thanks for the taco seasoning recipe!

3. I canned peaches today with Carla. Say it ain't so! Are you proud of me???

alphabet momma said...

I've been wanting a recipe for taco seasoning!

Who says we don't need chips? I'm gonna have to disagree. I like a little crunch with my sandwich.
Those chips looked tasty.

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