Do you do Taco Tuesday? We pretty much do tacos (or any Mexican food for that matter) every other day it seems like in our house. My kids love to make their own tacos and tostadas. We do it buffet-style and let everyone put on their own fixings. It’s a huge hit.
And, of course, I make my own Homemade Taco Seasoning. Why? Well, for one, the store-bought mixes usually contain hidden MSG, like yeast extract, maltodextrin, and “natural flavors”. They also usually contain ingredient sourced from GMO spices. Second, they are usually expensive compared to making it on your own. At about $1-2 for a packet of pre-made taco seasoning, I make mine for pennies. Plus, I can control what’s in my taco seasoning mix – including making sure everything is organic, gluten free, grain free and Paleo.
It’s really simple to make your own Homemade Taco Seasoning mix. Make a big batch and store it in your pantry. Use about 1-2 tbsp of this mix per pound of meat (such as ground beef or turkey) or 1 tbsp (or to taste) to make Spanish rice or refried beans.
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- 3 1/2 tbsp organic cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp organic garlic powder
- 2 tsp organic paprika
- 1 tsp organic onion powder
- 1 tsp organic dried oregano
- 1 tsp organic white pepper
- 1/8 tsp organic cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes
- Salt, to taste
- If you're dried oregano isn't already finely ground, use a mortar and pestle or mini food processor to do it.
- In a [small glass bowlhttp://amzn.to/1FoB3md rel="nofollow"], add all ingredients and mix well. I actually prefer not to add salt to the mix. I add it to whatever dish I'm cooking to control the saltiness of the dish.
- Store in an airtight container and store in the pantry to use as needed.
Here’s a video tutorial to show you how to make this Homemade Taco Seasoning:
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