It’s time for a confession: my name is Laine and I love taco seasoning. I put it on EVERYTHING! Beans, fish, eggs, in soup, chili, salad dressing- seriously everything! But I don’t love all of the preservatives in the pre-made packages. Here is an ingredient list of one of the most common taco seasoning packets here in Canada.
When I looked online I found thousands of taco seasoning recipes that you can make at home with spices you probably already have. Below is the ratio of spices that I like the best. You can make this in bulk and keep it in a jar for whenever you need it for a recipe. I personally like the flavour better, but for some it’s not quite right! You’ll have to try it for yourself and see if it works for you and your household.
1 spoon, less than 5 minutes, good for 1 or 2 recipes
What you need:
- 1.5 tbsp chili powder
- 2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
-Mix it all together and use for whatever recipe calls for taco spice or use to season for random dishes like I do!
It’s that easy!
Please let me know if you try this recipe, I’d love to hear your feedback! You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find me on Facebook!
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