How to make Taco Seasoning

Easy Recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning

You only need 9 ingredients to make this taco seasoning blend.

And you probably already have them in your pantry!

Watch our short YouTube video for all of the ingredients, and you’ll see how easy this is to put together.

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbl + 2tsp Chile Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1 tsp Oregano leaves
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 7 tsp Cumin
  • 5 tsp Kosher Salt *
  • 5 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • * ( ½ tsp MSG instead of 1 tsp Kosher Salt)
  • Use 2 – 3 Tbls per pound of meat
  • (Start with 2 Tbls, then taste after 20 min)

Let us know in the Comments below, if you have your own favorite taco seasoning recipe… or if you try this one. We’d love to know what you do in your house!

Taco Experiment No Gadgets YouTube Challenge [Video]

Our Usual Tacos + Chipotles = Experiment!

So I was going to film our taco night just for fun. And to be honest, to be able to edit a simple video in my new Final Cut Pro X software.

Then along comes YouTube guy Keith Bettag on YouTube issuing a challenge to all to cook with no gadgets and create a taco experiment!

Ok, so I think we met the criteria. 1) No gadgets except for a bamboo spatula and our All Clad sauté pan. 2) I’ve been wanting to experiment by adding Chipotles in Adobo for the longest time. 3) That didn’t happen. 🙁

What DID happen is we had fun and the results are in our latest video below! Hope you enjoy it.

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Other Links of Interest:

Mega’s Taco Seasoning Recipe and Cocktails:

https://hotsaucedaily.com/cinco-de-mayo-homemade-taco-seasoning-with-cocktails/

Easy Fish Tacos!

https://hotsaucedaily.com/easy-fish-taco-recipe/

Cooking Mexican Pork Chorizo!

https://hotsaucedaily.com/cooking-mexican-pork-chorizo/

Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

Sloppy Joes are a go to recipe for many households. Ground beef, spices and ketchup create a simple and savory sandwich filling.

Marilyn grew up with it called “Barbecue Beef” – I grew up with it called “Sloppy Joes”.

Either way, it’s a simple recipe and a staple in many kitchens.

Here’s a little six minute video of how we make our Sloppy Joes using just the bare minimum ingredients:

If you’d like to see our original post from way back in 2010, including the delicious homemade onion dip, go here:

https://hotsaucedaily.com/recipe-makeover-homemade-sloppy-joes-better-than-manwich/

Do you have a favorite sloppy joes recipe that you just love? Please tell us about it or point us to it in the comments below! We’d love to learn about your favorites!

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Michelada Cocktail recipe

Cinco de Mayo Michelada Cocktail Recipe

This Michelada Cocktail recipe features Dos Equis Cerveza and Clamato Juice (the Preparado version).

A michelada is a Mexican cerveza preparada made with beer, lime juice, and assorted sauces, spices, and peppers. It is served in a chilled, salt-rimmed glass. There are numerous variations of this beverage throughout Mexico and Latin America. Wikipedia

Here’s my version:

You will need:

– 4 ounces Clamato Juice (Preparado version preferred)
– 4 ounces Cerveza (Dos Equis )
– Big splash of Lime Juice
– 4 drops Maggi Seasoning
– 2 or 3 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
– 2 or 3 dashes of Cholula or other Mexican hot sauce
– kosher salt and chili powder for rimming glass

Directions:

1. Dip glass in lime juice and rim with salt and chili powder mixture
2. Add ice to glass, splash in liquid ingredients
3. Pour in 4 ounces Clamato Juice
4. Season with more chili powder
5. Pour in 4 ounces of Cerveza / beer
6. Stir and enjoy!

I hope you try one of these for yourself, you will love it!

Thanks for reading and watching! ~brian

Cooking Mexican Pork Chorizo

Mexican Pork Chorizo is a raw product that must be cooked.

Unlike it’s Spanish counterpart that is a cured sausage similar to a salami that can be sliced and eaten right away, Mexican Chorizo must be cooked. It usually comes packed in a plastic sleeve that you would discard.

mexican chorizo raw

Preheat a skillet on medium-high, turn out the chorizo onto it and cook away.

Our video shows the progress of cooking chorizo.

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Easy Fish Taco Recipe

Fish Taco Recipe – Easy and Quick

fish tacos finished

Fish Tacos L = yellow corn with creamy sauce R = white corn with salsa rojo

There was a time when I never had a fish taco, nor did I even want to try one. After all, aren’t tacos supposed to be beef?

But at some point last year, my boss showed up with a few fish tacos from a local carry-out… and man was I hooked! (No pun intended).

Crispy fish, creamy sauce, crunchy cabbage, and some spice all in a handy tortilla! Wow, what an eye-opener!

At this point I feel I should say that here in Maryland, near the beach, we are just a bit far away from the California beach towns that are the home base for fish tacos, fish taco trucks, and other fish taco establishments.

So I hope you’ll forgive me for being late to the party.

Fish Taco Recipe 101

So here now is a super easy recipe for fish tacos. It’s drop-dead simple.

trident brand alaskan cod fillets

Trident Brand Alaskan Cod Fillets

Start with your favorite frozen fish filet product. (We recently discovered Trident Brand Alaskan Cod Fillets from Food Lion) Rated 5 out of 5 Stars Go buy some now. Delicious! Or if you’re feeling adventurous and you have the time,you can always reel prized catch in yourself. Check out these Snake River fishing guides for some tips.

Fish Fillets baking

Fish Fillets baking

Bake the fish. Cut the fillet in half length-wise to fit the tortilla.

Fish Fillets done baking

Fish Fillets done baking

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas White and Yellow

Corn Tortillas Yellow and White

Heat up some soft tortillas… we used corn, but flour tortillas are awesome too.

queso seco crumbling cheese

queso seco crumbling cheese

Add some crumbled cheese – queso seco or any favorite cheese (pepper jack, mild cheddar, queso blanco).

Finely shred some cabbage if you want to be authentic (or any lettuce greens).

Top with any spicy concoction of your choice – salsa, pico de gallo, creamy spicy mayonnaise.

Finish with fresh lime juice and/or avocado slices.

Fish Tacos Dinner

Fish Tacos Dinner

I hope you enjoy your new-found taco fix! If you were like me, and never had one, please let me know in the comments below. I’d love to know who else is “late to the fish taco party”!

Enjoy! ~brian

Black and Blue Crab Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled eggs with crab meat, blue cheese and blackening seasoning makes for some intense and savory deviled eggs!

black blue crab deviled eggs platter

Recipe for Black and Blue Crab Deviled Eggs is easy to make

Marilyn announced it was time to make some deviled eggs and it was my turn. Great! But I was tired of my usual “classic” deviled egg recipe.

We differ greatly in what we think are classic deviled eggs – mine are heavy with yellow mustard (and I add even more mustard flavor by using Coleman’s dry mustard too) along with some sweet pickle relish and garnished with either sweet or hot paprika.

Marilyn prefers more mayonnaise and vinegar and sugar in hers. Well, we grew up in different parts of the country.

So I thought of crab deviled eggs (we’ve had them quite often and love them), but I put a twist on them.

Playing on the idea from a local pub that features fantastic black and blue burgers, and the fact that I’ve made a few blackened crab cakes in my day… voilà! Just add deviled eggs! (And omit the burger.)

Old Bay Seasonings has a huge family of spices.

old bay seasonings family

Yup, that is actually a pic from our spice cabinet collection.

Being from Maryland, we’re sort of born with Old Bay in our veins. For this recipe I’m working with their own Old Bay with Blackened Seasoning for these eggs.

Recipe: How to make black and blue crab deviled eggs

Makes 12 servings (double recipe for a dozen eggs)

Ingredients:

  • 6 hard boiled eggs, halved
  • 1/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. Dijon Mustard
  • 1 t. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 t. dry mustard (Colemans)
  • 1/2 t. juice of fresh lemon
  • 1/2 t. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 T. blue cheese, crumbled, plus additional for garnish
  • 1 t. Old Bay Blackened Seasoning (or your favorite blackening seasoning)
  • 3 – 4 oz crab meat (fresh is best, or good quality canned will work)

Preparation:

1. halve the eggs, remove yolks to a large mixing bowl
2. add and combine all ingredients except crab meat in bowl (taste as you go)
3. gently combine crab meat into mixture
4. spoon mixture into egg halves
5. garnish with extra blue cheese crumbles and sprinkle with blackened seasoning
6. chill for 20 – 30 minutes to allow flavors to develop, serve cold with beer

Notes:

* go easy on the liquids as they will make the filling too thin
* piping the mixture into the eggs is not an option – the chunky crab meat will not work
* use a large spoon to fill and smooth over the filling covering the entire top of the egg half
* these flavors are intense – serve along hearty foods like steaks and burgers
* you’ll have leftover filling – it’s great spread on your favorite crackers

You can View or Download a Printable PDF of this recipe here:
Black and Blue Crab Deviled Eggs Recipe PDF File

black blue crab deviled eggs with old bay

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old bay blackened seasoning in deviled eggs recipe

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How to make Naan Bread mini pizzas

Naan bread is my new favorite crust for quick mini pizzas. And they’re so easy to make.

Mini Naan Bread makes a delicious quick mini pizza snack

Next to English Muffin pizzas, these Naan Bread Mini loaves are our new favorite for mini pizza snacks.

Watch as I make them with a “fried pepperoni” version and a delicious anchovy version.

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