sure, it's quick and easy to pick up a few packets of taco seasoning when you are at the store to have them on hand for when taco cravings strike, but did you know that it is just as quick and as easy to make your own taco seasoning at home?
you can make as little or as much as you like, and taco seasoning can be made from just a few simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen cabinets. the best part is that you can control the salt level and the spice level. feel free to leave out whichever spices you don't like, or to adjust the amount of a certain spice depending on your taste or the dish that you are making.
it's great to have taco seasoning on hand for tacos, enchiladas, nachos, and dips. so go ahead and make yourself a batch of taco seasoning. you'll be glad you did the next time you have an impromptu taco night!
homemade taco seasoning
prep time: 5 minutes
yields: enough to season 1 lb. of meat
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
mix all of the ingredients together, and store in an air-tight container.