Are you a fan of fresh homemade tacos? Anyone can tell you that the secret to a seasoned taco shell is the type of spice mix you’re using in your recipe. Spices bring out the best of the flavor in the meat and vegetables.
What’s the secret to a flavorful spice mix for your taco evening? Most pre-made spice mixes don’t manage to get it right, and they end up tasting relatively mediocre compared to a taco from your favorite Mexican grill or fast food joint. The secret to any good spice mix – is to blend it yourself.
We have a few tricks up our chef sleeves for the perfect taco spice recipe. Have you tried to make your tacos taste like Taco Bell, but can’t seem to get it right? We have a spice recipe that produces perfect seasoning that mirrors the spice used by this famous fast-food chain, give it a try and see for yourself.
1. Try the Basics and go Fresh
Here’s a secret recipe for a typical taco spice mix that breathes life into your taco’s. Blend these ingredients and store them in a mason jar in the back of your fridge to keep them fresh. Spices tend to last for quite a while.
Spices come dried and crushed in most cases, so they’re easy to blend by whisking in a large mixing bowl – remember to wear cloth or mask around your mouth and nose, or you could be in for a sneezing fit when you whisk the ingredients.
2-tablespoons all-purpose flour.
2-teaspoons chili powder.
1-½-teaspoons dried minced onion.
1-teaspoon smoked paprika.
¾-teaspoon crushed beef bouillon cube.
¼-teaspoon garlic powder.
¼-teaspoon cayenne pepper.
¼-teaspoon white sugar.
1-¼- teaspoons salt.
This seasoning mix works brilliantly on taco’s, but it also makes an excellent addition to any beef or chicken recipe that needs a little flair. Try it with your bolognese recipe, or sprinkle it over your shredded chicken when you decide to make a curry.