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Taco Seasoning

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I have been gluten free for a week now and am starting to feel better, but planning dinner for my family has become a real challenge. I'm thinking tacos may be a real winner. Any ideas for a homemade taco seasoning? I am a little scared of the premixed seasonings out there.

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I use chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, ground oregano, paprika, cilantro flakes, ground(cayenne)red pepper (just little of this), salt and pepper and a little cornstarch for thickining. I don't measure, just add small amounts and taste. I use the same seasonings for chili.

This is Alton Brown's taco seasoning:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/all-american-beef-taco-recipe/index.html

Taco Potion #19:

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

2 teaspoons cornstarch

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 1/2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Put all of the ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Yield: 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons


Started on this journey w/ my 9 yr old son after a bout w/ the flu in the fall of 2009.

2 neg celiac blood tests, mine was also neg. No endo done. Son had x-ray, showing severe constipation. Son has latex allergy. KP for both of us.

Long family history of bowel problems, auto-immune and all sorts of cancers. My G-mother informed me that she was put on a gluten free diet after she had my mom (1950's), of course she stopped when she felt better. She has had problems ever since I can remember.

So here we are! I do have my son's Dr to thank for even bringing up celiac! Thank You Dr.B!

My adult daughter also has been helped by eating gluten-free.

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I use chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, ground cumin, ground oregano, paprika, cilantro flakes, ground(cayenne)red pepper (just little of this), salt and pepper and a little cornstarch for thickining. I don't measure, just add small amounts and taste. I use the same seasonings for chili.

This is Alton Brown's taco seasoning:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/all-american-beef-taco-recipe/index.html

Taco Potion #19:

2 tablespoons chili powder

1 tablespoon ground cumin

2 teaspoons cornstarch

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 1/2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika

1 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Put all of the ingredients in a small jar and shake to combine. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 month.

Yield: 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons

This makes a big difference in taste! Must be smoked paprika.


 

 

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The following is a very basic blend...

http://www.grouprecipes.com/5616/best-ever-taco-seasoning-mix.html

So is this...

http://www.food.com/recipe/taco-seasoning-mix-2642

I buy dried chiles, dry toast them, grind them and make my own blends.


<p>Confirmed celiac disease February 2011 from biopsies. Strictly gluten free March 18 2011.Diagnosed with fibromyalgia April 13 2011.3 herniated discs, myofascial pain syndrome, IT band syndrome, 2 rotator cuff injuries - from an accident Dec. 07 - resulting in chronic pain ever since. Degenerative disc disease.Osteoarthritis in back and hips.Chronic insomnia mostly due to chronic pain.Aspartame free May 2011.

When our lives are squeezed by pressure and pain, what comes out is what is inside.

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Making your own is great, so I'm certainly not discouraging that, but I also see no reason to be concerned about the commercial blends in general.

richard

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We use the Ortega or the Old El Paso brand of seasoning . . . we've never had a problem with either.


Janet

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I'm always glad when someone has tried something and mentions it... it just isn't worth being a guinea pig with products. :P

(Yes, I know... Canadian ingredients CAN be different..sometimes with some things) <_<;)


Anemia and IBS through my life

2005 Joint pain, exhaustion, general feeling of not being well 2006 Beginning of testing for everything but Celiac 2008 Bloating, more muscle stiffness, feeling sicker, more exhausted-testing 'normal' 2010 March insides begin to shut down, cough that won't go away 2010 June Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, biopsy - all show no problems

Self diagnosed gluten intolerant - went gluten free. Within 3 days feeling better.

After 5 days - insides began to move

Now - feel better than I have felt for 15 years (except when I gluten myself.. which I'm good at)

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