In the back of my mind, I've always wondered/worried about the taco seasoning that we use for our tacos, up until now we have usually gone the store bought, pre-packaged route. And always the seasoning has been salty and the ingredients a little unclear. When it says "spices" that's not really telling me much!
I found a recipe for homemade taco seasoning...why I didn't try this before I don't know! It's so easy and I have everything in my spice cupboard. Here is my slightly revised version of the allrecipes.com recipe:
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
4 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt (we use Epicure's Chili Garlic Sea Salt)
3 teaspoons black pepper
In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients. Store in an airtight container.
Use 2 tablespoons of seasoning with 1 lb of ground beef (or to taste).
My husband and I both enjoyed this new version of taco seasoning and I will be making a big batch to store for future use. It wasn't too spicy and not too salty, and best of all, we know exactly what is in the mix!
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