Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Taco Tuesday


The other day my boyfriend told me his favorite meal is tacos.  I'm pretty sure I've never made him tacos the whole time we've been dating, so clearly it was about time.  


Lately there's been a lot of stuff going around on Pinterest about making your own taco seasoning.  They tout the health and wallet benefits - you can control your sodium intake and make sure you know exactly what you're eating, and you save a lot of money.  Those reasons are good, but I make my own seasoning because it just tastes better.  


There are a lot of recipes out there, but the basic ingredients are chili powder, ground cumin, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.  Since I mix it up fresh each time, I usually use an actual diced onion and minced garlic, but if you're making this ahead of time you can use powders and make a big batch.  I also add cayenne pepper for a little spice.  


Homemade Taco Seasoning 
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 medium onion, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt to taste

Homemade Taco Seasoning (Powder Version)
2 parts chili powder
1 part ground cumin
1 part onion powder
1 part garlic powder
Cayenne pepper to taste
Salt to taste


I can't believe it took the boyfriend two years to tell me tacos are his favorite.  I smell a lot of Taco Tuesdays in our future.




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14 comments :

  1. fromproseccotoplaidMarch 19, 2013 at 8:10 AM

    YUM. I love tacos and these look delicious! xo, Julie


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  2. I wish I liked tacos more than I do because these look yummy! Now I have a craving for an avocado!

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  3. YUM! Tacos are one of my faves too...and these look delish :)

    Annie

    The Other Side of Gray

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  4. Oh my, this looks delicious! I love tacos and I love avocado, sooo good!!

    -Vogue&Heels

    vogueandheels.com

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  5. Those look so tasty! Nothing like a little fresh avocado to get me ready for lunch!

    Fizz and Frosting

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  6. This looks deliciousssss. I love tacos–but only if they're not too spicy!

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  7. We eat tacos all the time. Definitely a staple around my house. I've never even thought to make my own seasoning. Duh. Thanks for the recipe!

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  8. Mmmm. tacos and fresh avocado! Not much is better than that. You are a good girlfriend!

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  9. love this food and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow
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    Kisses

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  10. this look so easy to make and yummy.

    xo
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  11. Soooo yummy.....I'm also a huge fan of tacos & this looks like the real deal!!!


    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  12. Looks so yummmyyyy! That piece of avocado is very inviting haha :)

    xo

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  13. how do write that label Taco tuesday on the phototgraph? What app or software do you use. Thank you.. :)

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  14. Hi Hailey, I either used Photoshop or InDesign for this. Not the cheapest options.

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