Found: Tex-Mex!

"I found this great section at Megaprix on Garibaldi yesterday."

Thanks to S. for sending in this photo!

And in honor of this Tex-Mex focus, here's a recipe for making your own taco seasoning from Apartment Therapy.

(Or, in a pinch, just use 3-4 teaspoons of cumin for every pound of meat.) Olé!

• 1 teaspoon Cornstarch
• 2 teaspoons Chili Powder
• 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
• 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
• 1 teaspoon ground Cumin
• 1 teaspoon Cayenne/Paprika
• 2 teaspoons dried Onions


1. Measure: Measure out all ingredients side by side to ensure you don't double up or leave one out.
2. Mix: Combine ingredients in a zip top bag or bowl and shake/stir to combine until cornstarch and onions are well distributed.
3. Store: Keep in an air tight container for up to 1 year.
4. To Use: 7 teaspoons of mix is enough to season 1 pound of meat. We often start with 4 teaspoons and increase it from there. Some meats like turkey and chicken take less, while pork and beef might take a little more. Play to your own tastes and remember, you can always add more, but you can't take it out!

1 comment:

Todd Fitzsimmons said...

Hi all. I just found this website today after living in Lyon for 20 months now. Took me long enough. Thank you so much for sharing all this information. It is greatly appreciated.

Just thought I would add my two cents for tacos. Here is my version for Taco Seasoning Mix:
1 tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground oregano
1/2 tsp. sugar (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt

Personally, I omit the sugar and add black pepper / cayenne to spice it up a little. The oregano is the key. Reminds me of the Chi-Chi style of taco mix. No cornstarch either, but that is also personal preference.