Sunday, March 7, 2010

Taco Seasoning

It has been a very long time since I've purchased the packets of taco seasoning you find at the store. Someone shared this recipe so I gave it a try. It was great and NOT loaded with sodium. I use this all the time when making anything that requires taco seasoning. You can also alter the spiciness to your likeness. I also always have these ingredients on hand.

Taco Seasoning
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp each: garlic powder, onion powder, crushed red pepper, flakes dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt and black pepper

Mix all ingredients together and sprinkle over meat. See easy!

*I have used even less salt probably around 1/2-3/4 tsp.

**I do not buy my spices in the grocery store. To me they are quite expensive for the amount that you get. To me dried spices are dried spices, so I hit up CVS, Ocean State Job Lot, or other close out places where they run 88 cents to $1/container. They are generally a bigger container than you get at the grocery store too. Also spices do expire, so check the dates. Most only last 6 months to 1 year!


  1. I make my own taco seasoning too, but I couldn't tell you what's in it... It's call a bit of this and a bit of that depending on my mood (o:

  2. Thanks for sharing! I also buy the 1 dollar spices but my grocery store carries them in addition to the more expensive stuff. They also have a bulk area where you can get spices that do not come in the value jars for way cheaper.

  3. we dont buy taco seasoning either. a great add in too is ancho chili powder instead of regular....and we had a cube of boullion of beef or chicken whichever we are making.