September 15, 2010

Taco Seasoning

I usually don't buy spice mixes mostly because I like to control my flavors. Typically taco seasonings are a little too much for me - I feel like I taste the taco seasoning more than the meat. This is my mix that I have made in large batches and then use as much as I need.


Taco Seasoning
3 Tbsp Cumin
2 Tbsp Chili Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Cayenne
1 Tbsp Salt
2 Tbsp Pepper

Mix and store in an air-tight container.

Tips:
I use about 3-4 Tbsp of this mix on each pound of meat. Adjust for your tastes.

8 comments:

Red Couch Recipes said...

Can I just say that I have NOT made tacos because I didn't have taco seasoning, not realizing that I did in my cupboard. What a good way to control the salt too. Thanks! Joni

Jenny said...

OK this is genius. Seriously. I want to go make large batches of my spice concoctions now. Will try this one out. My taco seasoning is a random shaking of spices into the mixture.

OneCraftyFox said...

No fair, you are making me hungry!! lol This sounds delicious, I will have to bookmark and try it ;)

Steph said...

I love using my homemade taco seasoning. it is so much more delicate and doesn't over power the taco itself.

Becky said...

this sounds like a great combo of flavors. I think I'll try it next time I make my favorite lentil tacos!

Amanda said...

It's so simple isn't it? My husband makes our taco seasoning for us and it's awesome! I think you use the same ingredients that we do.

I love it. I will never buy the grocery store stuff again...saves on the sodium intake too!

Amanda said...

It's so simple isn't it? My husband makes our taco seasoning for us and it's awesome! I think you use the same ingredients that we do.

I love it. I will never buy the grocery store stuff again...saves on the sodium intake too!

Meg said...

What a good idea! I should try some of this out.