Friday, August 21, 2015
I am always making various Mexican inspired dishes and one of my staples is my MaMaw's enchiladas. Since these are a regular on our meal rotation I typically have a can of red sauce and a packet of dry mix on hand at all times...just so I'm prepared when the craving hits.
It seems like I've let me planning and preparedness falter just a bit. I typically take a quick inventory of my pantry and spice rack before I head to the store to ensure there aren't any "staples" I need to restock. The past few times I've had enchilada mix on my list, but inevitably I've returned home, unpacked my groceries only to notice I didn't get any of the spice packs I needed.
Ugh...so frustrating on so many levels. But returning to the store would be even more frustrating.
So, after a few trips to the store and continuing to come back empty handed I decided to peruse some homemade enchilada seasoning recipes to see if I just happened to have all the ingredients on hand. And, you know what, I did!
Homemade Dry Enchilada Seasoning Mix
2 Tsp chili powder
2 Tsp paprika
2 Tsp cornstarch
1 1/2 Tsp salt
1 1/2 Tsp dried onion flakes
1 Tsp brown sugar
1 1/2 Tsp ground cumin
1 Tsp garlic powder
Combine all ingredients and stir to combine. Store in an airtight container if not using immediately.
*If you wanted something with a little more kick you could add Mexican chili powder or a pinch of cayenne to achieve the desired amount of heat. We love spice but I keep mine on the mild side for my little guy.
Recipe source: barely adapted from Food.com