Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Spice Mix Recipes

Making your own spices at home is way cheaper than the store-bought packets, and they can be adjusted to your own liking. These are my favorite recipes:


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 together and store in airtight container. Depending on your taste preference, use as much or as little as you like.

Fajita Seasoning

3 Tbsp. cornstarch
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. sugar
2-1/2 tsp. crushed chicken bouillon cube
1-1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. cumin

This is equivalent to 3 packets of store mix. Store in airtight container.

Italian Salad Dressing Mix


1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon celery salt
2 tablespoons salt
Directions

Store in airtight container. To prepare dressing, whisk together 1/4 white vinegar, 2/3 cup canola oil, 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons of the dry mix.

Onion Soup Mix


2 1/2 tablespoons dried minced onion
4 cubes beef bouillon, crumbled
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Store in airtight container.

All these mixes will stay good for 3 months.

Do you have any mix recipes to share?

4 comments:

  1. Thanks. I love to cook so I will put these to good use. I just printed them out!

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  2. I always buy taco seasoning. No longer! Thanks :)

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  3. Great idea as they can be quite expensive to buy, and this way you can adjust the taste until it is absolutely what you want. Would make nice gifts too.

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