Made my own taco seasonings

@SomeCowgirl (32270)
United States
April 3, 2012 2:59pm CST
Last night I researched taco recipes and just mexican cuisine in general. I saw a recipe for my own taco seasonings. I thought well I could do that. I didn't follow the recipe to the T. Instead I just used Chili Powder and Onion Flakes. It still made for some pretty good taco's, and I couldn't taste much of a difference between the old el paso packets and this stuff. EXCEPT of course this seemed lighter and I think I enjoy it more. I always have Tortilla's in the fridge and cheese tomato, lettuce isn't hard to get. I think I'll be doing my tacos this way from now on. Have you ever made your own taco seasonings? What kind of meat do you usually use?
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@AmbiePam (49564)
• United States
3 Apr 12
I've used it on regular beef before, but I got great results when I used taco seasonings on tofu. It was SO good. And super healthy.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
3 Apr 12
On Tofu? Hmm I've been wanting to try tofu, I think I may just try to use it one time just to see what it would be like.
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@AmbiePam (49564)
• United States
4 Apr 12
I recommend it. Just be sure to read how to store it if you have leftovers.
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@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
5 Apr 12
hi there, i like tacos, it is one of my favorites. but i haven't made my own yet. but thanks for giving me an idea what to make soon hehehe. what i like when i buy is there are a lot of white onions, tomatoes, cabbage, cheese and a lot of juicy beef and i don't like it spicy.
@lowyder (282)
• Canada
4 Apr 12
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sounds so good i want tacos so bad right now hahah it is 4 am here tho and i dont think im up for trip to conveince store for a 15$ box of tacos haha ...no but in all reallnes that is awsome congrats ,.. ive never made my own tacos just the el del paso kits and just use normall ground hamburger and those are good i may just have to try this i just have never seen the hard shells seperate from the kit ...so maybe i will have to grab a kit sometime this week for supper and next time i will make the home made tortillia kind YUMMY i can't wait your post made me want tacos so bad lol havent had in 2 years (maybe less) ... but thanks n i will post a discussion when i create my own lol .. thanks for inspiration we dont gotta always buy packages of pre assembled foods!! LOW~!
• Philippines
4 Apr 12
I did, but didnt use any kind of meat...I use tofu instead..Im a vegetarian eh :)
@celticeagle (118652)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Apr 12
Home made tacos are so Yummy. I like it a bit more mild now days myself. I don't like lettuce but I do like cheese and tomatoes. We used to make our own taco seasoning. Infact I used to make everything when my daughter was young. Not so anymore. We just use regular hamburger and with none of the pink stuff in it.
@GardenGerty (100504)
• United States
4 Apr 12
Some commercial seasonings have too much salt, or MSG, or even sugar, you are better off seasoning your own. I usually use chili powder with extra garlic, cumin and turmeric. I do the turmeric because it is good for arthritis and other body aches and pains. My family likes my spice mixes. I usually use ground beef, extra lean. I have also used shredded chicken, or there is a recipe I use that involves pork loin roast cooked either with green enchilada sauce or with salsa, and refried beans mixed in. It is so good in tortillas, or over rice or potatoes or in a hard shell or on tortilla chips. Making me hungry