Thursday, December 13, 2012

Taco Seasoning

Who doesn't love tacos?  I would literally fall over dead if I met some one!  I've been trying all sorts of homemade taco seasonings I found on Pinterest and think I finally came up with one my family loves.  It's not too spicy, but some we tried along the way were.  But here's the final recipe:


1 cup of Chili powder
1/2 cup of Onion powder
1/3 cup of Ground Cumin
1 tablespoon of Garlic Powder
2 tablespoons of Paprika
1 tablespoon of Sea Salt or Real Salt
1/8 teaspoon Cayenne (this adds a minimal amount of heat, but you can leave it out)

Makes 1 pint, so get out one of those lovely ball jars.  Add all of the ingredients and shake-it-Oh-Baby-Now!  That's it.  It couldn't be simpler--it is literally simplier than going to the store to buy it, and then searching for that skinny little packet in your pantry...seriously.  And if you consider all of the MSG you will be avoiding or $$ you will be spending on the facny organic packs--How can you go wrong?   
We go through a lot of taco seasoning here.  I use this on fajitas, in chili, shredded chicken, burrito filling, refried beans, and of course taco meat.  There are also a lot of quick recipes floating around that use taco seasoning packets.  I think somewhere near 2 tablespoons would equal a packet, but the beauty in not using a packet is you can adjust to your taste!  You can store it in the pantry in a glass jar for up to six months.

Love and Butter,


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  1. A woman after mine own heart! I feel much like you - why not make these pantry staples yourself and save 3 ways: Time / Money / Environment. LOVE IT! Thanks for posting your recipe Mischelle. (visiting from Homestead Barn Hop)

    ~Taylor-Made Ranch~
    Wolfe City, Texas

  2. Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures' Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)