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What is taco seasoning mix and where can I find it? Asyou see, I haven't
been cooking long. I have a recipe that calls for it.


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> What is taco seasoning mix and where can I find it? Asyou see, I haven't
> been cooking long. I have a recipe that calls for it.


Mind if I ask how old you are, and in what country you live?


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Oh pshaw, on Sat 07 Oct 2006 07:12:49p, Morris meant to say...

> What is taco seasoning mix and where can I find it? Asyou see, I haven't
> been cooking long. I have a recipe that calls for it.


Most supermarkets will have this in envelopes, packets, or jars, either in
the baking/spice aisle or in the ethnic or Mexican food section.

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Morris wrote:
> What is taco seasoning mix and where can I find it? Asyou see, I haven't
> been cooking long. I have a recipe that calls for it.

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I suggest you buy Mexican Seasoning in a jar in the spice section of
your supermarket. It keeps well, and is less expensive, in the long
run, than the foil packets.

Nancree

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"Morris" > wrote

> What is taco seasoning mix and where can I find it? Asyou see, I haven't
> been cooking long. I have a recipe that calls for it.


Look for the section in the supermarket that has those packets
of gravy mix. Or in the section where they sell those taco kits,
I'm pretty sure they have the packets there, too, or just buy the
kit.

Of course you could make your own, I don't have a recipe, myself,
but I know there are a gazillion if you google.

nancy




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Morris wrote:
> What is taco seasoning mix and where can I find it? Asyou see, I haven't
> been cooking long. I have a recipe that calls for it.
>

I never buy it but make it from scratch. Not only much cheaper than
those little packets (US about $1.00) but it uses spices I already have
so it keeps my supplies used/replaced/fresh.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Recipe By :
Serving Size : 1 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Mexican Odds And Ends

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
1 tablespoon red chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon sugar

Combine all ingredients until well blended. This to equal 1 1.25 oz.
package of seasoning mix
I add it to the browned beef, with about a 1/3 cup of water to help mix
it evenly into the meat (just like you when following package
instructions) and then allow the water to cook off.
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> I never buy it but make it from scratch. Not only much cheaper than those
> little packets (US about $1.00) but it uses spices I already have so it
> keeps my supplies used/replaced/fresh.


Good looking recipe. I just figured that if someone's just starting
to cook, it might be pricey to get all those spices. That is the best
thing, you know those mixes you buy are so salty.

nancy


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> "Goomba38" > wrote
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>> I never buy it but make it from scratch. Not only much cheaper than those
>> little packets (US about $1.00) but it uses spices I already have so it
>> keeps my supplies used/replaced/fresh.

>
> Good looking recipe. I just figured that if someone's just starting
> to cook, it might be pricey to get all those spices. That is the best
> thing, you know those mixes you buy are so salty.
>
> nancy


A person's experience is somehow related to their bank account???


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"JoeSpareBedroom" > wrote

> "Nancy Young" > wrote


>> "Goomba38" > wrote
>>
>>> I never buy it but make it from scratch. Not only much cheaper than
>>> those little packets (US about $1.00) but it uses spices I already have
>>> so it keeps my supplies used/replaced/fresh.

>>
>> Good looking recipe. I just figured that if someone's just starting
>> to cook, it might be pricey to get all those spices. That is the best
>> thing, you know those mixes you buy are so salty.


> A person's experience is somehow related to their bank account???


Yes.

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> "JoeSpareBedroom" > wrote
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>> "Nancy Young" > wrote

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>>> "Goomba38" > wrote
>>>
>>>> I never buy it but make it from scratch. Not only much cheaper than
>>>> those little packets (US about $1.00) but it uses spices I already have
>>>> so it keeps my supplies used/replaced/fresh.
>>>
>>> Good looking recipe. I just figured that if someone's just starting
>>> to cook, it might be pricey to get all those spices. That is the best
>>> thing, you know those mixes you buy are so salty.

>
>> A person's experience is somehow related to their bank account???

>
> Yes.
>
> nancy


That's silly.




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>> "JoeSpareBedroom" > wrote
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>>> "Nancy Young" > wrote

>>
>>>> "Goomba38" > wrote
>>>>
>>>>> I never buy it but make it from scratch. Not only much cheaper than
>>>>> those little packets (US about $1.00) but it uses spices I already
>>>>> have so it keeps my supplies used/replaced/fresh.
>>>>
>>>> Good looking recipe. I just figured that if someone's just starting
>>>> to cook, it might be pricey to get all those spices. That is the best
>>>> thing, you know those mixes you buy are so salty.

>>
>>> A person's experience is somehow related to their bank account???

>>
>> Yes.


> That's silly.


You're catching on.

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I'll be asking a lot of silly questions. This one only calls for this one
seasoning.
"Nancy Young" > wrote in message
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> "JoeSpareBedroom" > wrote in message
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>> "Nancy Young" > wrote in message
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>>> "JoeSpareBedroom" > wrote
>>>
>>>> "Nancy Young" > wrote
>>>
>>>>> "Goomba38" > wrote
>>>>>
>>>>>> I never buy it but make it from scratch. Not only much cheaper than
>>>>>> those little packets (US about $1.00) but it uses spices I already
>>>>>> have so it keeps my supplies used/replaced/fresh.
>>>>>
>>>>> Good looking recipe. I just figured that if someone's just starting
>>>>> to cook, it might be pricey to get all those spices. That is the best
>>>>> thing, you know those mixes you buy are so salty.
>>>
>>>> A person's experience is somehow related to their bank account???
>>>
>>> Yes.

>
>> That's silly.

>
> You're catching on.
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> nancy
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Morris wrote:

> What is taco seasoning mix and where can I find it? Asyou see, I haven't
> been cooking long. I have a recipe that calls for it.
>
>


It's a mixture of some or all of the following:

chili pepper
cumin
garlic
salt
sugar
onion
black pepper
oregano

I'm partial to Zadie's Mexican seasoning. Good for all kinds of tex-mex,
including tacos. http://zadies.com/zadies_001.htm


Dawn


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"Morris" > wrote

> I'll be asking a lot of silly questions. This one only calls for this one
> seasoning.


Your question wasn't silly. Good luck, what are you making,
anyway?

nancy


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> I'll be asking a lot of silly questions. This one only calls for this one
> seasoning.


I wasn't commenting on your question. I was talking about Nancy's crazy
suggestion that experience relates to one's bank account.

By the way, nobody can tell you where to find taco seasoning in your
supermarket unless they shop in YOUR specific supermarket. All answers you
get to this question will be both correct in incorrect.




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It's called Salsa Chicken
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> "Morris" > wrote
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>> I'll be asking a lot of silly questions. This one only calls for this one
>> seasoning.

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> Your question wasn't silly. Good luck, what are you making,
> anyway?
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> "Morris" > wrote in message
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> > I'll be asking a lot of silly questions. This one only calls for this one
> > seasoning.

>
> I wasn't commenting on your question. I was talking about Nancy's
> crazy suggestion that experience relates to one's bank account.


Oh, but it does. As well as to age.
Older, wiser, richer. BOCTAOE.

> By the way, nobody can tell you where to find taco seasoning in your
> supermarket unless they shop in YOUR specific supermarket. All answers
> you get to this question will be both correct in incorrect.


For example, if you live in Mexico, it is unlikely
that your supermarket will have a "Mexican" section.
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"Mark Thorson" > wrote in message
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>> "Morris" > wrote in message
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>> > I'll be asking a lot of silly questions. This one only calls for this
>> > one
>> > seasoning.

>>
>> I wasn't commenting on your question. I was talking about Nancy's
>> crazy suggestion that experience relates to one's bank account.

>
> Oh, but it does. As well as to age.
> Older, wiser, richer. BOCTAOE.
>
>> By the way, nobody can tell you where to find taco seasoning in your
>> supermarket unless they shop in YOUR specific supermarket. All answers
>> you get to this question will be both correct in incorrect.

>
> For example, if you live in Mexico, it is unlikely
> that your supermarket will have a "Mexican" section.


Supermarkets have people called "merchandisers", who have two jobs:

1) To display products in places where they guess they're likely to sell
more. Even within the same supermarket chain, stores are often free to
experiment. I shop at 4 different Wegman's stores. One does not carry taco
seasoning made by any of the spice companies, like McCormick. Rather, it
carries the Ortega packets, right next to the Ortega salsa, taco shells,
etc. In that one store, those items are in the "prepared food" aisle. In two
stores, they're in a special imported foods aisle. In the forth, all imports
are together *except* Hispanic, which gets its own section. Three of the
store *also* carry taco seasoning in the spice section.

2) To further confuse things, the manufacturers provide certain monetary
incentives in return for getting a designated amount of shelf space.
Sometimes they require that this space exist in a certain category aisle,
and sometimes not. If such an agreement is in force at the moment, and a
certain department hasn't got enough shelf space, the product will be moved
to the next most likely place, which could be with canned vegetables.

Nobody can tell him where to fnd this stuff.


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On Oct 7, 7:24 pm, Goomba38 > wrote:
> Morris wrote:
> > What is taco seasoning mix and where can I find it? [snip]

>
> Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix


> Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
> -------- ------------ --------------------------------
> 1 tablespoon red chili powder
> 1 teaspoon paprika
> 1/2 teaspoon salt
> 1 teaspoon cumin powder
> 1 teaspoon garlic powder
> 1 teaspoon oregano
> 2 teaspoons onion powder
> 1 teaspoon sugar


Of which the essentials are the chili powder, the cumin and the
oregano. If the OP's recipe already calls for garlic or onion there's
no need to put powders in. Likewise, the paprika is mostly there for
color, so it's often not needed. Salt and sugar are best added as
needed for the total recipe rather than what's proportional for a spice
mix. -aem

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