And that was bad because I used to make tacos to increase protein in the kids' diets every time they'd gone a few days without eating meat (they didn't like steak, any red unground meat, or anything that required chewing). Tacos were always a hit.
I used to use one of those seasoning mixes for the taco meat. I also used to use a mix for chilli, but she didn't get a reaction with that. The only difference between the two mixes was soy protein.
So, no more taco seasoning around here.
Until, once again, I found a mix recipe in Mary Ostyn's book (Family Feasts for $75 a Week) and I use it for chilli too.
Taco Seasoning Mix
1/2 cup dried minced onion 2 tablespoons garlic powder
1/4 cup sweet paprika 1 tablespoons ground cumin
1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tablespoon dried oregano
3 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons salt
Put all in a jar and shake it well. Use 1/4 cup of mix for every pound of ground beef.
I'm out of mix right now because I haven't bounht garlic powder for a while, so I can give you no visual. Happily, we are still eating the garlic from the garden that I harvested last year. The new batch is starting to poke up through the leaf mulch, so I may just have figured out how much garlic to grow to avoid buying Chinese garlic.
Maybe I should dry some of it and grind it into powder. That's probably a good idea before it starts to sprout in the basement. I'm just thinking that as I type. Hmmm, I'll give you an update if it works well. It worked great with leek, so I can't think why it wouldn't work with garlic.