By LARavenscroft on June 01, 2005
Photo by Nif
Photo by Nif
"This is the spice mix from a taco recipe that I got from Redbook's Wise Woman's Diet Cookbook. Whenever I have a recipe that calls for a package of taco seasoning mix, this is what I use. The great thing about it is that it has no MSG or preservatives. *Update* This recipe is equal to one packet of taco seasoning mix -- enough to season one pound of ground meat."
Serving Size: 1 (13 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"very good mix, i used this as the base because i like to add cumin to my taco seasoning, and absolutely loved the cinnamon in it"
"I disliked the cinnamon flavor. I thought it would be interesting, yet it did not work for me."
"I was a little suspicious of using cinnamon in the mix but found that I liked it very much. I agree -- I love the fact there's no MSG and tons of salt. I will be making this one again. Made for Zaar I Recommend Tag Game 2011."
"Love money saving recipes and this is a wonderful one. Made as written and have to admit the cinnamon while good is a little strong. Will definitely be making again. Used as the base seasoning for tostados. Thanks for the post."
"What a brilliant alternative to the packet mixes! I wasn't sure if the recipe was for 1 package of seasoning (which I assumed) or 1 person. I made the recipe exactly as written with 1lb of ground beef and found the flavour wonderful but a little weak, so I threw in a bit more of each ingredient and it was amazing! I agree the cinnamon really works- it smells wonderful as it cooks and gives the mix an earthy flavour. BF usually rates 1 star lower than me and very rarely gives 5 stars. For this recipe he said "You even need to ask? 5 stars, duh", so that's gotta be good!"
"I was intrigued by the use of cinnamon in this and just had to try it! Well, I can tell you that it works! I like the heat level of this and can't think of anything that I would change. I also like that you made this for one serving so I can just make some up when I need it. Made for Zaar Stars. Thanks LARavenscroft! :)"
"This is awesome stuff - I'm so glad to be able to make this at home now with so much more flavour and no MSG! I love the combination of different flavours that you can never make out from the packaged stuff! Thanks, LAR! Made for Zaar Stars Tag."
"For ease and convenience alone this recipe gets 5 stars - sure beats having to buy it at the grocery store. The cinnamon is a bit unusual but adds to the flavour in a good way. Made for Went to the Market tag."
"Excellent mix. Much less expensive than commercial mixes. It's great that it makes the equivilant of just one package."
"Like mikekey I really like that this is exactly = to the pkg of storebought mix. I used it to make Recipe#30812 and it was absolutely delicious. The one surprise -- a pleasant one -- was the touch of cinnamon. Made for Gimme 5."
"I thought this mix was pretty good. I can't say I enjoyed the cinnamon as much as the other reviewers, but I'm glad I gave this recipe a try. I don't think I'll be using it again though, just not spicey enough for me. Thanks."
"This is great and I like the fact that it makes just enough to replace a package of store-bought, without having a "ton" of it to store. The cinnamon is a nice addition. I also like controlling the amount of salt, which I can't do with the packaged stuff. I only used 1/4 tsp of salt in mine, and it was fine."
"Wow, this is a really versatile and spicy seasoning mix! I luv the addition of the cinnamon, it really sets it off. I plan on using this often in baking (breads, scones, etc.) and for cooking my veggies as well. This would also be great to season your own cream cheese for a dip or on popcorn. I cant wait to try it out on all of these things! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us, Lori! Made and reviewed for Potluck Tag July 09."
"This is much like my taco seasoning blend except for the cinnamon! That is the magical ingredient that drew me in. I am so glad I gave this a try as that added just a hint of something that you can't put your finger on. And it is OH SO MUCH better and flavorful then the store bought packets. I think the only thing I will add is a bit of garlic, and that's just because garlic goes with everything at my house :o) Reviewed for Aus/NZ Swap 18 I believe (Sorry having a brain fade moment)"
"this is really good this is going to replace the packets from the supermarket. Made for Edition 5: MAKE MY RECIPEâ€”a game of tag! in Aust/NZ forum."
"What a great taco seasoning. The cinnamon was unique, but added great flavor...Thanks for the great recipe. I doubled it just fine and will use about 3 T per lb of meat."
"I loved the cinnamon in this. I thought it added a really great depth of flavor. I did think there needed to be some garlic, so I added it. I also really wanted more cumin, so I added that too. This was just great. I will use it again and again. Thank you!"