Thursday, April 22, 2010

Make your own taco seasoning

I recently found a recipe for homemade taco seasoning (instead of buying the stuff in the packet)—and after tweaking it a bit, I'd say (and my husband would agree) it tastes just like the store-bought stuff, only better! Here's the recipe...

1/4 c. chili powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. oregano
1-1/2 tsp. sea salt
2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne
1/2 Tbsp. black pepper
2 Tbsp. cumin

Stir all ingredients together. Store in airtight container.

To prepare taco meat:
Brown 1 lb. ground beef or ground turkey. Add 2-1/2 to 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix with 2/3 cup water. Simmer.

I like it! A lot! Not only does it taste awesome... I also KNOW what's in it! :)


Chris said...

I'm going to try this. I tried a different one quite awhile ago, and it wasn't that good. Thanks for posting it!

Sara K. said...

Chris - let me know how you like it! Before I "tweaked" the original recipe, it was WAY too salty and spicy (too much cayenne and black pepper). So it's still spicy (like taco seasoning should be), but not burn-your-tongue-off spicy. :)

Chris said...

Yea! We tried it tonight and everybody loved it. Great recipe. Thanks!

Sara K. said...

Chris - I'm so glad to hear you and your family liked it!! :) Yay!