Taco seasoning is a staple in our house… tacos, burritos, taco salads, nachos, soups, casseroles, etc. In the past I have purchased a large container of it. However, when I recently used up what I had, I decided to look up recipes to make my own. I knew it would be easy enough, and that the ingredients would not contain any preservatives or fillers.
I am a bit a spice and meat rub lover/connoisseur (if one can be of such things), so I had everything on hand for the do-it-yourself taco seasoning.
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 Tbsp. Southwest chili powder (if you do not have this, use 2 Tbsp. regular chili powder)
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. dried ground oregano
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika (can be omitted or substituted for regular paprika)
3 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. seasoned salt (can be omitted for less sodium option)
2 tsp. black pepper
Mix together. Store in air tight container. Makes approximately 6 Tbsp. of taco seasoning. ** You can adjust amounts for spiciness too, we like things a little spicy in our household.
What other spice mixes do you like to make? Do you make your own meat rubs?
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