We could eat Mexican food every single day. In fact, Thursday night is our taco night and I usually make 3 lbs. of turkey burger with taco seasoning so we can use the excess meat throughout the week when we get a hankering for Mexican flavor. I have tried many different kinds of taco seasoning and we both still favor the Old El Paso™ flavor. The other morning we were movin' and groovin' pretty fast because we had places to go and people to see and my Scorpion King and I always enjoy a protein-rich breakfast. Since we had so little time, I quickly beat 6 eggs and then grabbed the excess taco meat and piled it on top of the eggs in my cast iron skillet.
I have All-Clad cookware and All-Clad cooking utensils, but I always use my cast iron for certain things and omelets are one of them. My All-Clad cooking utensils can really take a beating when I'm in a hurry and using cast iron. If I had more time I would have cut up some peppers and onions and thrown them into the mix but we were on an early scramble. (Hehe, pun intended) YUM! (omelet pics below)
Here is the recipe for the Old El Paso Taco™ Seasoning. Since we have a pretty clean and healthy diet and lifestyle, I prefer to make most everything myself. Old El Paso™ packets are usually about $1.00 per packet and 1 packet is for one pound of burger. I always use turkey burger or chicken burger instead of beef. Our blood vessels appreciate it.
You will see in the pics that I had to ground some minced onion because I was out of onion powder. It took all of less than a minute to grind in a circular motion and I had onion powder. I also use freshly ground Himilayan Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper. What can I say, "I Love my grinders!" Do you see that little baby whisk. I Love that baby whisk. I only get to use it when I make my own seasonings.
Basic Prep 5 minutes - Ready in 5 minutes
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
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients. Store in an air tight container. Use 3 Tablespoons of this recipe to equal 1 packet of Old El Paso packet seasoning. This recipe came from www.allrecipes.com
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