Thursday, November 8, 2012

Chili Pepper Taco Seasoning made in my Kitchen with my Vitamix, Excalibur Dehydrator, and my Garden Veggies


I love making my  own  seasoning from Natural ingredients and things that I have grown in my garden. This year, I had lots of hot peppers, tomatoes, herbs, zucchini, cukes, and green peppers. I whizzed up a bunch of them in my Vita Mix blender and used plenty of hot peppers for seasoning. You can use anything you want in the recipe as long as you use tomatoes and hot peppers, you really can't go wrong. 


Basically what you are looking to do it create a frothy thick blenderized mix of your hot peppers and veggies and then you are going to pour this mix onto Paraflexx sheets in your Dehydrator and dry the big old puddle you have made for about 12 hours at 135 degrees.Pour your mixture onto Paraflexx sheets in your dehydrator.







When it dries, it looks like a hard dried crusty version of your big puddle. I am not kidding...you are doing it right!


You peel the dried puddle off the Paraflexx sheets and then place them in a dry container for your Vita MIx and create a powder from these dried veggies and hot peppers. Be careful, I wear gloves while I do this and a funnel. Jar it up and when you need a bit of heat for your tacos, soups, or sauces, add a pinch of this! No chemicals, just your own dried veggies, herbs, and hot peppers.


I am totally sure there are all sorts of variations to this. I added a bit of vinegar to my mix to give it a tang. I have used it successfull as a seasoning for everything under the sun but especially as a Taco Seasoning. The taco seasonings you buy in the store have so many chemicals, gmo grown foods, and preservatives that honestly, I don't want that stuff in my food. Great Solution!

I love my Vita Mix and my Dehydrator! I don't know how I ever lived without them!
Happy Drying,
Melissa