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Survival Recipe: How to make taco seasoning mix from storage foods

Survival Recipe: How to make taco seasoning mix from storage foods


Survival food is sustenance that can be made easily during a survival or emergency situation using mainly simple, long-term storage food items, cooked outdoors, using off-the-grid methods.

by Leon Pantenburg

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One of the most important components of your survival food storage might be sauces, gravies and flavoring mixes.

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Tacos are a great way to use ground meat.

It doesn’t matter how creative you are, or how much expertise you have in preparing food. If all you have to work with is storage foods, there is a real potential for diet monotony setting in.

Seasonings that can be used to spice up meat may be particularly useful. During an emergency, you may end up with a less-than-choice piece of meat to cook. (Think roadkill.)

Or you have a piece of meat that is tough and rank-smelling, such as might come from an adult boar hog, or a bull. One way to deal with this scenario could be to grind or finely-chop the meat,  simmer it until tender, and  then add taco seasonings.

This recipe, from Jan LeBaron’s “Jan’s Fabulous Food Storage Recipes,” use food storage ingredients to create a tasty, handy taco mix that can be made ahead of time, and used as needed.

Taco Seasoning Mix

2 tsp onions, chopped dehydrated

1 tsp garlic, granules, dried

1 tsp oregano, crushed, dried

1/2 tsp cornstarch

1/2 tsp crushed red peppers, dried

1 tsp salt

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp cumin, ground, dried

Mix together, store in airtight container, use to make tacos, taco soup, chili add to burritos.

For more survival recipes and cooking tips, check out these blogs:  Survival Pantry, and Survival Recipes and Off-Grid Cooking

 

 

 

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Leon Pantenburg is a wilderness enthusiast, and doesn't claim to be a survival expert or expertise as a survivalist. As a newspaperman and journalist for three decades, covering search and rescue, sheriff's departments, floods, forest fires and other natural disasters and outdoor emergencies, Leon learned many people died unnecessarily or escaped miraculously from outdoor emergency situations when simple, common sense might have changed the outcome. Leon now teaches common sense techniques to the average person in order to avert potential disasters. His emphasis is on tried and tested, simple techniques of wilderness survival. Every technique, piece of equipment or skill recommended on this website has been thoroughly tested and researched. After graduating from Iowa State University, Leon completed a six-month, 2,552-mile solo Mississippi River canoe trip from the headwaters at Lake Itasca, Minn., to the Gulf of Mexico. His wilderness backpacking experience includes extended solos through Yellowstone’s backcountry; hiking the John Muir Trail in California, and numerous shorter trips along the Pacific Crest Trail. Other mountain backpacking trips include hikes through the Uintas in Utah; the Beartooths in Montana; the Sawtooths in Idaho; the Pryors, the Wind River Range, Tetons and Bighorns in Wyoming; Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, the Catskills in New York and Death Valley National Monument in southern California. Some of Leon's canoe trips include sojourns through the Okefenokee Swamp and National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia, the Big Black River swamp in Mississippi and the Boundary Waters canoe area in northern Minnesota and numerous small river trips in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. Leon is also an avid fisherman and an elk, deer, upland game and waterfowl hunter. Since 1991, Leon has been an assistant scoutmaster with Boy Scout Troop 18 in Bend, and is a scoutmaster wilderness skills trainer for the Boy Scouts’ Fremont District. Leon earned a second degree black belt in Taekwondo, and competed in his last tournament (sparring and form) at age 49. He is an enthusiastic Bluegrass mandolin picker and fiddler and two-time finalist in the International Dutch Oven Society’s World Championships.

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