DIY Taco Seasoning

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Tacos are always my back-up plan around here when I’ve forgotten to plan a meal or simply run out of time or energy to make something more difficult for supper.

We end up eating tacos at least every other week. :-)

Fortunately for me, Caleb & I are big fans of mexican food so this is never really a disappointment.

I started making my own taco seasoning a few years ago by accident.  We had hamburger browning for our tacos when I realized I was out of taco seasoning & I figured surely I could throw a few spices together to get us by without making a last minute trip to the store.

Sure enough, this worked great & we loved it every bit as much as our normal pre-packaged mix.  I really don’t know why I hadn’t thought of it before!

By making your own mix you can control what goes into it, adjusting according to your family’s tastes.  And, it’s much cheaper (especially when you buy your spices in bulk)!

Here’s what you’ll need…

DIY Taco Seasoning

2 T. Chili Powder

5 t. Paprika

4 1/2 t. Cumin

1 T. Onion Powder

2 1/2 t. Garlic Powder

1/8 t. Cayenne Pepper

*This makes a fairly mild seasoning, adjust spices to your liking

Measure all spices into a small jar & stir or shake to combine. Store in an air-tight container or jar.

7 t. = 1 packet of mix


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