In case you didn’t know, Adam LOVES tacos, or rather taco meat. He would be a happy camper if taco meat were an option for every meal. He’d probably be excited to eat whatever was for dinner, but then finish it off with taco meat and blue corn tortilla chips.
I was so excited to try to make some homemade taco seasoning. Have you ever looked at the ingredients on the back of those seasoning packets? Half of the ingredients aren’t even spices – maltodextrin – what is that!? If you don’t recognize any of the words on an ingredients list, it is most definitely not good for you. I’ve looked up maltodextrin several times and I still don’t understand what it is!
Packets of taco seasoning have a lot of sodium too. In their defense, they are quick and convenient, and they add a lot of flavor. However homemade taco seasoning can also be quick, convenient, and flavorful. I made a bunch of it, used it for dinner, and then stored the rest to use later.
- 2 Tbs chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp paprika
- 3 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
Mix all ingredients together. Store in an air-tight container.
Adam suggests using a generous 1 1/2 Tbs taco seasoning with 1/3 cup water for each pound of ground beef.
Something I’ve done with taco seasoning besides ground beef:
Season vegetables with it in a burrito or taco
Season quinoa – Mexican Quinoa Salad (coming soon)
Because this is homemade, it is so easy to adjust to your tastes 🙂
Servings 3 (1 1/2 T size servings)
Prep Time: 5 minutes active
Adapted from Allrecipes.com