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

Posted on October 7th, 2013 by Leon in Food and Cooking

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: Jan’s Fabulous Food Storage Recipes, Survival Pantry, and Survival Recipes and Off-Grid Cooking



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