Friday, March 6, 2009

Vegan Recipe - Taco Seasoning

On Wednesday we talked about single use packets of spices and how it would be more earth-friendly to make up one's own spice blends. So ... I thought I'd share one of my favorite mixes with you. This blend comes pretty close to the commercial varieties ... without all the preservatives and packaging. I usually double or triple the recipe so that I have plenty on hand.

Taco Seasoning


1 Tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Here are a few ways to use it. Depending on how spicy you like your food, use a little or a lot:
  • Add to cooked beans and use as a filling for burritos. Add some shredded lettuce, tomatoes and vegan cheese for a filling meal.

  • Slice fresh tortillas into wedges, spray lightly with oil and bake until brown on both sides. Sprinkle taco seasoning on the warm chips for a spicy snack. (Note ... the spray will help the seasoning stick).

  • Sprinkle it on sliced tofu and fry. Once fried, slice the tofu into sticks and place them on a bed of fresh spring greens for a healthy, tasty taco salad.

  • Add to refried beans for a delicious dip.

  • Sprinkle onto Vegan Boca Burgers for a taco burger.

  • Use it to make a Vegan 7 Layer Dip/Salad.

  • Toss a little into soup for a "south of the border" flavor.

I hope you and your family enjoy this!!

As always ... I would love to hear from you!