DIY Taco Seasoning, Old El Paso Style

DIY Old El Paso Style Taco Seasoning

 Shoes stink.

I mostly mean trying to find shoes to go with specific outfits stinks.

It makes me want to run screaming into the street, hurl something fragile and glass-ish at the pavement, and then dissolve into a weeping pile of mush.

But I guess literally, some shoes – mostly of the athletic or flip-flop variety – do stink.

That’s not the point though. This the point:

I own this dress.

Both my hair and my legs are at least six inches shorter than those shown on the model.

That dress is not quite so short on me, and I can’t pull off just any old shoe or my legs look like they belong on a garden gnome.

I’ve wasted way too much of my time now, searching for the perfect shoes.

So again I say, shoes stink.

I’d like to self-medicate in the form Tex-Mex comfort food.

Seven layer dip? Nachos? Tacos? Deep fried burritos? Chili Cheese Fries?

Any of them are fine with me.

Just smother it in cheese and call it good.

And for seasoning? Let’s ditch the prepackaged stuff and go the route of making our own.

Let’s make a big batch, so any time we have a date with that devil called “Shoe Shopping” we can just yank our feel-good mix off the shelf and throw it into whatever wonderful therapy concoction we please.

Just sayin’. DIY Old El Paso Style Taco Seasoning

A healthy, mock Old El Paso seasoning is a good thing to have around.

Oh – and stay tuned.

Later on? A recipe for some rockin slow cooker Tex-Mex chicken.

Yeah. I just said it.

Rockin.

Shoe shopping apparently throws me back to 2005.

DIY Taco Seasoning, Old El Paso Style

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Sometimes I fiddle with recipes, but this one is top notch - no need. If you're a fan of Old El Paso Taco seasoning, this home made version does the trick without any of the unidentifiable ingredients that come with the convenience of the paper envelope on the supermarket shelf. About three tablespoons of this mix is equal to one of those packets from the store.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Directions

In a small bowl, mix all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.

Source

http://www.wherethecookiesare.com/2013/04/10/diy-taco-seasoning-old-el-paso-style/

10 thoughts on “DIY Taco Seasoning, Old El Paso Style

  1. Funny! Maybe you just put too much pressure on yourself for the shoes… Or maybe you’re actually human and don’t want to totter around on 6′ platform heels like it seems every store sells today….

    As for the seasoning, looks delish. I do something similar on my own, but I use chipotle (because you know how I feel about chipotle). And honestly, I think I probably swap the ratios of chili powder and cumin. But all of that to say… I totally can see WITHOUT EVEN MAKING IT that this is one killer seasoning.

    • Well, yes. I actually do put too much pressure on myself for shoes. Mostly because I wait until I’m only days away from the event at which I am supposed to wear them. . . . So, totally my fault. What can I say?

  2. I love shoes but hate shopping for them, so lately my strategy is: pour a drink, get on my laptop, order six pairs, send five back. Exhausting, but less so than physically shopping… I’m the worst.

    I also season my tacos the homemade way… Except I’m lazy and just add all this stuff in various proportions until it tastes good. Maybe I should make actual seasoning sometime!

    P.S. I say nude peep-toe pumps. Wardrobe essential!

    • Most of the time I do a “dump and pour” for my Mexican foods too, but I finally figured out if I premix, then *voila* all of the sudden it’s fast AND consistent. And it makes it much easier for recipe sharing!
      I actually was shopping for two pairs of shoes for two different dresses. I did, in fact, end up with some nude peep toe pumps and for the other dress, some rose-gold snakeskin platform peep-toe heels. Long description, pretty shoes. . . .

  3. I love this recipe, I need it tonight for taco night! And shoes, my word they are totally frustrating! I wear a 13 in womens, it is normally impossible for me to find anything! Then when I do I find a platform heel. Yes that is what I need another 6 inchs to my already 6 foot tall body!

  4. Made it a few weeks ago and tried it out today. It was really tasty but too spicy for my family. Will have to reduce the heat a bit but great recipe. Thanx for sharing!

    • Thanks for the feedback June! I tone it down for our family sometimes too. If I go that route, I usually half the chili powder and double the cumin. That seems to do the trick!

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