Category Archives: Taco/Taco Heat

District Spice Hummus

Recommended blends: Chesapeake, Chili Dust, Creole, Currying Favor, Gyro, Ranch, SouthWest, Sriracha, Taco/Taco Heat, Tuscan/Tuscan Heat, Za’atar

1 tbsp District Spice blend (see above for recommended blends, use 1/2 tbsp for Sriracha), plus 1 tsp for garnish (1/2 tsp for Sriracha)
2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas
3 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp olive oil
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp salt

  1. Drain chickpea cans, saving the reserve for use later.
  2. Combine District Spice blend of choice, chickpeas, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, and salt in a blender or food processor, and puree.  While mixing, incrementally add chickpea reserve chickpea until you reach your desired creamy consistency.  Throw away unused liquid.
  3. Transfer to bowl, and lightly sprinkle 1 tsp District Spice blend over top for garnish. Serve, or chill for later use.

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District Spice Deviled Eggs

Recommended blends: Chesapeake, Chili Dust, Creole, Currying Favor, Montreal, Pork Barrel, Ranch, SouthWest, Sriracha, Taco/Taco Heat

2 tsp recommended District Spice blend (1 tsp if using Sriracha, then increase to taste)
1 Dozen eggs, boiled and peeled
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (full fat recommended)
1 tsp mustard
1/2 tsp black pepper
Dash of salt (optional)

  1. Slice all eggs in half lengthwise, place all yolks in a bowl.
  2. Add District Spice blend, Greek yogurt, mustard, and black pepper. Mix until well-blended.  Add more Greek yogurt, if desired, for creamier consistency.
  3. Fill egg whites with mixture.  You will probably have some left over, which is delicious on its own.

Optional: Sprinkle a bit of salt over the top of the eggs.
Optional: Add a pinch of spice over the top of eggs, for a bit of extra color and flavor.

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District Spice Rice

Serves approx. 4

Recommended Blends: Chesapeake*, Chili Dust*, Creole, Currying Favor, Plov, SouthWest, Taco/Taco Heat*, Za’atar*

*Recommend adding these blends into rice after cooking

1 tbsp District Spice blend (see above for recommended blends)
2 cups of vegetable (or chicken) broth
1 cup basmati rice (rinse optional)
1/8 tsp salt (optional)

Combine District Spice blend (unless adding after cooking rice), broth, and salt in pot and bring to boil.

Add basmati rice, stir, and bring back to boil. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 15 minutes.

Remove pot from heat, keep covered and let rest 5 minutes. Stir (mixing in spice if not added previously), fluff rice with fork, and serve.

 

District Spice Scrambled Eggs

Serves 4

1 tbsp District Spice blend (see below for recommended blends and optional add-ins)
8 eggs
2-3 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
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Recommended Blends & Optional Add-ins:

– Chili Dust: 1 cup black beans, 1/4-1/2 cup diced onions

– Creole: cheese only

– SouthWest: salsa & sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (add these after cooking, to taste)

– Taco/Taco Heat: 4 oz cooked ground beef, 1/4-1/2 cup diced onions, sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (after cooking, to taste)
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Break all 8 eggs into a bowl, add District Spice blend, and scramble thoroughly.

Add eggs to a hot pan and scramble, mixing in add-ins as desired.

Serve hot.

Tacos

Serves 4-6

1 tbsp District Spice Taco or Taco Heat blend
1 lb ground beef (or your choice of protein)
8 corn tortillas or lettuce/cabbage leaves
4 oz shredded cheese (optional)
Shredded lettuce, romaine recommended (optional)
Sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (optional)

Add Taco/Taco Heat blend and ground beef to pan and cook until brown and crumbled.

While cooking, heat corn tortillas either in separate pan or microwave.

Add beef to corn tortillas. Serve with cheese, lettuce, and sour cream/Greek yogurt (and any other toppings you want) to taste.