Taco Seasoned Pretzels
Let me tell you about my most recent meals. Friday night we made shrimp tacos, guacamole, and very tasty margaritas. Saturday night after church we ate chicken and steak fajitas and queso dip. I’ve been living about 87.4 percent on avocados. I might actually turn into an avocado if I’m not careful. They are considered Mexican food, right? Chips and salsa…always on hand. Quesadillas are our go-to last-minute meal. Ok, I’m done.
During the sermon this weekend, our Senior pastor mentioned that if he was choosing what to eat for his very last meal, that he would probably choose Mexican. I wonder what I would choose.
There is actually no question at all what I would choose.
Last night we hosted a ‘Taco Tuesday’ dinner at our house with our small group. I had two packages of this rockin’ taco seasoning mix.
So pretzels, meet taco seasoning.
Friends, meet salty, spicy crunchy pretzels, perfect for dipping in corn and black bean salsa. Perfect for Mexican food-loving people like me. Perfect for a spring Tuesday night. What else do you need?
And I’m sort of embarrassed to call it a recipe. It’s not; it’s a method. A method that you should store away for the next party you host. And flavor to your liking. And add butter. Yes, add butter.
Taco Seasoned Pretzels Recipe
Yield: 4 cups
Cook Time: 75 minutes
4 cups whole pretzels, any kind will do
1/2 cup canola oil
3 tsp. taco seasoning (store-bought or homemade)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Lightly spray a 10X15X1 jelly roll pan with non-stick cooking spray.
Spread the pretzels in an even layer on the jelly roll pan. In a small bowl, mix the canola oil, taco seasoning and garlic powder together until blended.
Pour evenly over the pretzels and stir until all of the pretzels are evenly coated. I found that it was easiest to mix them with my hands.
Bake in the preheated oven for 60-75 minutes, stirring every 15-20 minutes. Allow them to sit at room temperature to harden for about 15 minutes before serving.
This is barely a recipe. With that being said, make it your own! Use fajita seasoning, grilling seasoning, poultry seasoning, Greek seasoning...you get the point. It's so versatile and the pretzels will be fabulous with whatever seasoning you decide to add!
Next time I will try adding some Chex cereal or peanuts for some different texture.