Friday, December 21, 2012

Mayan celebrations, Happy December 21, 2012!

Since the world didn't end as the Mayan calendar may have suggested, I'm gearing up to do the very last of my Christmas shopping.  This means that I need to head out to the Bulk Food store and pick up some last minute ingredients.  I'm making jars of taco seasoning to hand out to a few people as nice little homemade gifts. 

As I prepared my shopping list I realized that my recipe is on my iPod (thank you Dropbox!) but I couldn't access it away from the house.  So I used that handy-dandy snapshot feature and took a picture of my screen.

And now, so that you can make it too (it really is a wonderful seasoning, and it's great to know what's in it!), here is my "shopping list" snapshot of the recipe:

This should make 4 or 5 little jars of seasoning for the Mayans in your life.

For those who wish to make slightly less...

Jar of Taco Seasoning
1/4 cup Chili powder
2 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp red pepper flakes
1 Tbsp dried oregano
2 Tbsp paprika
1/4 cup cumin
2 Tbsp sea salt
1 Tbsp black pepper

For 1lb ground meat
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

To prepare, add 1 Tbsp seasoning to your meat/beans, along with 1/2 cup water and 1 clove of garlic.  Simmer, serve, enjoy!


  1. When it says (for 1 jar) to add 2T minced garlic, you don't mean fresh garlic, right? Is there such a thing as dried, minced garlic? Thank you so much for sharing this! I'll try it very soon!

    1. Yes, I'm not sure why I left that in the recipe. I think my mind just edited that part out for the jarred mix. When I do one serving at a time, I put in fresh garlic. When I do jarred, I generally just add it in to the instructions, saying add garlic and water as you're mixing it in to the meat. But, you could do garlic powder as well. (NOT garlic salt.) Do 1/8 tsp of garlic powder for 1 clove of garlic or, for the larger recipe, 1 1/2 tsp of garlic powder. I think. If I did the math right.