Fajita Meat Seasoning Friday, Jan 27 2012 

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On Wednesday I shared my homemade Taco Meat seasoning. Today, I want to share my homemade Fajita seasoning. I use this one when we eat chicken/turkey tortillas. If I’m out, I just use my taco meat seasoning, but this one adds a nice flavour to chicken. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fajita Meat Seasoning

3 Tbsp cornstarch
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp chicken powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp cumin

Mix all together. This equals 3 store-bought packages. Simply sprinkle some to taste on top of your cooked chicken chunks. Add a little bit of water, and simmer until most of the liquid has cooked away. You’ll be left with a slightly ‘saucey’ fajita meat!

Taco Meat Seasoning Wednesday, Jan 25 2012 

I love homemade anything. Same goes with taco seasoning! I never bought it when we first got married because it didn’t fit our student budget. One day I had tortillas at a friend’s house, seasoned with taco meat seasoning… oh! It tasted like heaven compared to plain old ground beef thrown in a tortilla. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Then I noticed that MSG triggers some of my frequent headaches/migraines, and most taco seasonings in the store contain MSG. Thankfully, I found a homemade recipe for taco seasoning that I love!

I mix up this batch, put it in a labelled container and it’s as easy to use as an envelope of store-bought taco seasoning! Yum!

Try it out in the above pictured Taco Lettuce Wrap! Yum!

Taco Meat Seasoning

1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
4 1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1 tsp dry minced onion
1/2 tsp beef bouillon powder
1/4 tsp ground red pepper

Mix all ingredients together. When ready to use, sprinkle some to taste on top of cooked ground beef, add a little bit of water, simmer until most of the liquid has cooked away. You’ll be left with a slightly ‘saucey’ taco meat!

Taco Lettuce Wrap Monday, Jan 2 2012 

I was browsing Pinterest the other day, and came across a recipe for Turkey Taco Lettuce.ย Basically, instead of using a taco shell, or a tortilla, you use whole lettuce leaves to hold your taco toppings.

What a great idea for reduced calories! Plus, I never buy taco shells, and seldom buy tortillas, because they are pricey up here. Once in a while I get around to making homemade tortillas though, and that’s always a treat! Why did I never think of using lettuce leaves?

That same night, we have taco lettuce wraps! It was very yummy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Carefully spread a leaf or two of lettuce, add whatever toppings you want, wrap and eat! Of course, it still makes a bit of a mess, it still ends up falling on the plate, but that happens even with tacho shells and tortillas! ๐Ÿ™‚

Toppings I’ve used on tacos:
Ground Beef, seasoned with a homemade taco seasoning
Turkey pieces, seasoned with a homemade fajita seasoning
Beans, any kind works!
Sour Cream
Thousand Island

What toppings do you like on tacos/tortillas?

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