Brenda K's Mexican & Italian
51 Recipes Created by DEANNIE1966
Anytime the recipe calls for packaged seasonings, I use the sugar -free, salt free taco seasoning recipe included in this collection. I keep this made up in a small storage container.
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My husband is very salt sensitive and diabetic. Many of the taco seasoning packets found in the store contain sugar and lots of salt. Many also contain a thickening agent (usually corn starch) that just adds calories and is not really necessary. Mix this homemade version up ahead to use instead for healthier Mexican-style food.
About 2 Tbsp. equals 1 regular packet for seasoning power. Use 1 Tbsp. for a milder flavor.
Be sure to read the label on your chili powder. It is a combination of spices. Most do not contain salt or sugar, but some might.
If you like the little chunks of onion or garlic in your seasoning, use dried, minced onion or garlic instead of the granulated or powdered version. You will need about twice as much as the amounts listed and it will change the nutritional information slightly.Submitted by BJMOOMEY
This is a family favorite!Submitted by DEANNIE1966
Very filling super delicious, and SPICY!! You can tone down the spiciness by substituting plain Diced Tomatoes instead of ones with Green Chilies as I do.
Very easy to make & bake. I usually serve along with brown rice.Submitted by DEANNIE1966
A flavor powerhouse of protien!! Cooked with no meat or meat by products. Easy to prepare by putting it all in a crock pot.
Serve with whole wheat tortillas and a home made Pico De Gallo and it is a surefire hit for the whole family.
Also the left overs are really good to mash up the next day with some lime juice and serve with tortilla chips! Submitted by MRICHTER2004
If your familiar with Weight Watchers Points this is 7 points my way. if you make it according to package directions on the spice packet it would be 9 points per servingSubmitted by DEANNIE1966
Found this salad dressing on line and added different veggies with ended up tasting delicious and the whole family loved it- I serve this with my Ranchera pork tacosSubmitted by MSSBETTYBOOP6