Jazzin It Up with J9 (Guest Post)

Jazzin It Up With J9 – Guest Post

Shari, Jake, Trevor and I wanted to have tacos for dinner. We had pretty much everything we needed except a packet of taco seasoning. We decided to make our own.
When I told my sister-in-law Lisa about it she said she was excited because the packets of taco seasoning that you buy at the store have MSG in them.
I never knew…more reason to just make your own! And of course, Jazz it Up!

The orginial post was from http://www.familyfreshmeals.com/2013/05/diy-homemade-taco-seasoning.html. This looks like a really cool blog. Check it out!
As always, remember you can follow my Pinterest page 

Homemade Taco Seasoning:
Ingredients
1 tablespoon chili powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder (we didn’t have any so we used fresh garlic and minced it up!) I think it made it more authentic. But that’s just me!
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon paprika
1½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepperImage
Instructions
Mix together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.
When you are ready to use use your Homemade Taco Seasoning, use about 2 tablespoons per 1 pound of meat. Feel free to add more or use less, I just found that to be the sweet spot 🙂Image
Brown your beef and drain off fat. Sprinkle seasoning evenly over meat and add ? cup of water. Simmer until water is adsorbed.

Things to Consider and ways to Jazz it Up:
1. Use fresh garlic.
2. Don’t have dried oregano…use parsley or thyme.
3. Add fresh cilantro! Who doesn’t love fresh cilantro with your Mexican dinner.

Remember! Check out my Enchilada post from last week and use the sour cream mixture I made. That would be perfect with tacos!

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