Thursday, January 6, 2011

Homemade Taco Seasoning & Biscuit Mixes

2 Tbsp. chili powder
5 tsp. Paprika
4 ½ tsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in an airtight container for up to six months, or make a larger batch and freeze.  Use 3 tablespoons of this seasoning mix and one cup or water for each pound of ground beef.  Cook meat mixture until the water is reduced about half and serve!

Adapted from
I recommend using whole grain flour, rather than white, and a tiny amount of stevia can be substituted for sugar.

  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  1. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 weeks or in the freezer for longer storage.  Makes approximately 6 cups.
To make Biscuits:
Mix together 1/3 cup of milk for every 1 cup of mix.
Drop onto un-greased cookie sheets and bake at 450º for 10-12 minutes.
Add any additional ingredients you wish such as cheese or herbs before adding the milk.
1 cup of mix will yield about 6 biscuits.
To make Pancakes:
Mix 2 cups of mix with 1 cup milk and 2 eggs. Cook on hot griddle.
As with the biscuits you can add any flavoring or other ingredient you desire.