Taco seasoning is one of those things that is used all the time, but do you really know what’s in it? Seasoning packets add a lot of extra salt, empty calories, and mystery ingredients. When you seasoning dishes yourself it doesn’t lock you into one flavor, but allows you to adjust the flavor of the dish to your taste. If you like things spicy, add more chili powder, if you like things milder, take some away. You may think that making it yourself is difficult, but it’s not. In fact, it’s very easy and will save you a ton of money in the long run! To make your dollar stretch the furthest possible, buy spices from a bulk bin, or spice store. They often have great deals and can be found for a $1 or less per bottle. I have also been able to find great, inexpensive spices at Aldi, the Natural Food Warehouse, and Indian Markets.
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1. In a small bowl mix everything together. Store in an airtight container.
- Makes 10 servings. About 2.5 TBS equals one packet.
I wanted to share this tried and true recipe with you, so you can make your spices at home, and keep you and your family healthy! I hope y’all like it as much as we do!