Ever noticed how many ingredients you can’t spell or pronounce on those premade taco seasoning packs?? Stop the madness with this mixture. A little bit of flour makes the ground meat have a wee bit of a saucy texture. Don’t stop at ground meat for goodness sake (pun? word play?).. Sprinkle this over vegetables and roast them up – drizzle with a little lime crema and you’ve got an amazingly tasty dish.
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon cayenne powder (use less if you aren’t keen on the heat)
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
Mix all this up in a small bowl, and then have it on hand to season meat or vegetables. You’ll be so glad you took a few minutes to get this ready.
To use this for ground meat tacos, brown your meat in a fry pan, then add 2 tbsp mixture for each pound of ground meat and add about 2 tbsp water, stir and cook just until meat is cooked through.
If you want to leave the flour out altogether that is just great, that makes it even more versatile:
Salad Vinaigrette: 1 tbsp mix to 2 tbsp lime juice and 7 tbsp olive oil.
Vegetable (or chip!) Dip: 1 tbsp (or to taste) with 1/4 cup each plain yogurt and good mayonnaise.
Grilled Shrimp: Sprinkle a generous amount over shrimp before grilling.