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Default REQ - taco seasoning mix

In article <Doaxf.5222$B93.2744@fed1read07>, "Nexis" >

> "Dieter Zakas" > wrote in message
> ...
> > Hi, Group! Haven't seen you guys in what seems like forever. How are all
> > of
> > you?
> >
> > Me, I'm pleased to announce that in July, I will become an uncle; my
> > sister,
> > who is two years my junior, is pregnant with their first child.
> >
> > Anyway, tonight I had a taco dinner, and used Old El Paso's Taco Seasoning
> > Mix on the beef. I thought that, were I to make such a dinner for my
> > girlfriend Kelly and me, I caouldn't use that product because it contains
> > MSG, and substances in that chemical family give her a migraine.
> >
> > Thus, I reason I could buy MOST of the ingredients listed on the packet
> > and
> > make my own. Does anyone have any suggestions to develop the proportions
> > for
> > such ingredients, or any favorite such recipes they'd like to share?
> >
> > Happ New Year! TIA
> >
> > Dieter Zakas
> > --

> Actually, I use Penzey's Taco seasoning, because it's just easier and it's
> very tasty...and it doesn't contain MSG. I don't, however, mix with water as
> they suggest. I just sprinkle it over the meat, along with some minced dried
> onion, sauté a minute, then add a tiny amount of water or broth- just enough
> to make sure all the meat is seasoned evenly. I don't like really wet taco
> meat.
> kimberly

Used with twice the amount of meat suggested, Taco Bell brand taco
seasoning mix is ok. My only issue with it is that I think it's too
damned salty!

After this past weekend's success using that Chipotle sauce, I doubt
I'll ever buy TB's mix again.

I'll have to take a look at Penzey's.

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