I believe in making condiments and such from scratch (peanut butter, jelly, etc.). I used to not use taco seasoning all that often, but in recent years it’s become a staple for me, so I decided it was time to bite the bullet and try making my own homemade taco seasoning. While I’m not technically allergic to the MSG that’s usually in store-bought seasoning, it usually gives me bad headaches and makes me stuffed up, and it’s super high in sodium. So it’s just not worth it.
And it’s so easy!!! The ingredients are basically all ones you’d have in your cupboard. I think the only thing I needed to buy was onion powder. It took me all of five minutes to mix up the seasoning, and it should last indefinitely as long as it’s sealed and in a cool, dry place.
Just measure everything out, stir or shake together, and store in an airtight container.
You should use about two tablespoons of seasoning per pound of ground beef, but can also add to chili, tortilla soup, beans, etc.
I always make a double batch and it lasts me a long time. If you’re cooking for a big family, you may want to make a triple or quadruple batch.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons of chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon of oregano
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 tablespoon of cumin
- 2 1/2 teaspoons of salt
- 2 teaspoons of pepper
Put all the spices in a container, seal the lid, and shake it to mix everything. I use about 2 tablespoons for every pound of hamburger meat, but you can adjust to taste. This should last for a long time as long as it’s sealed and in a dry, cool place!
Original recipe here
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