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Homemade Taco Seasoning. Simple and easy to make (literally took me 2 minutes to mix it up). Don’t know why I have waited this long to make it.
Why homemade you ask? Well, I think over time it might be a little cheaper then buying the mixes. Plus the mixes always don’t agree with my husband’s stomach so I have stopped using them and we have stopped eating tacos as much – sad, cause I love tacos. And lastly because I really want to work on taking steps, might be baby steps, to having a healthier home. Less preservatives, chemicals, toxins and more natural, homemade, and healthier.
So here is baby step #1 towards that – a homemade seasoning mix.
You will need a variety of spices and I had to buy several to either replace old ones in my pantry or because I didn’t have them on hand. But in starting to try to make more things from scratch I am sure I will be using them more.
- 1 TBSP. chili powder
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. onion powder
- ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- ¼ tsp. dried oregano
- ½ tsp. paprika
- 1½ tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. sea salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- Combine all spices together. Store in an airtight container. Use 1-2 tablespoons of mix per pound of meat (or more or less to your personal preference.)
I actually quadrupled the recipe. I just asked Christa this week if she was still liking it and I knew if it was good we would use a lot of it. So I mixed it up the other night and tried it out in Traci’s Taco Soup. It was yummy and tasted as good, if not better than taco seasoning packets. And I also use it as chili seasoning too. Just adjust the amount of seasoning you put in to your taste.
I am storing mine in pint Ball jar. Did you know that the lids from Parmesan cheese containers fit on regular mouth ball jars perfectly? Oh yes they do! So I have been saving mine to use just for something like this.
How about you? Do you use any homemade mixes in your home? I would love to know! I have started a Homemade and Healthier Living board on Pinterest that I am collecting things for me to try and implement into our home gradually.
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