Thursday, July 7, 2011

Taco Bell Seasoning Mix Recipe

The Taco Bell of my childhood.
Taco Bell, I'm told is one of the fast-foods you'll truly miss if you spend a large amount of time outside of the States. Mexican food all together is difficult to find in the U.K. and Europe, and Taco Bells are even more rare. As if to completely prepare for a future life abroad, I've sewn this Taco Bell seasoning clone to the inside of my suitcase. Even if I never make it to my European aspirations, I've always wanted to create a unique, and flavorful taco and burrito seasoning to replace the store bought mixes, and create that Taco Bell addictiveness quality at home. I never had too much inspiration till one day I came up with the idea to put a small amount of Tabasco sauce in the seasoning mix.

I kind of like it as it mixes the best of some many different flavors but inherently is still a simplified, easy taco seasoning mix recipe which turns a pound of ground beef into a quick and tasty dinner.

Ingredients:
  • Taco Bell Seasoning.
    ¾ cup of water
  • 2.5 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1.5 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of minced dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon of Tabasco brand hot-sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon of cayenne (optional for hot)
Method:
  1. Cook thoroughly your meat. If using ground beef- drain, and rinse in colander to reduce fat.
  2. Return to pan and add all ingredients.
  1. Simmer on medium-low heat for approximately 10 minutes.