I was majorly in the mood for Mexican food last night so at the last minute I decided to make one of my favorites: Taco Salad! While I browned the meat/onions and got other things ready, Ryan went to the store to grab a few items that we were missing (like guacamole!! You just can’t have taco salad without guacamole!) So he got home and I was ready to add the taco seasoning into the meat, but when I looked in the cabinet where I thought I had some there was nothing there!
Well, no time like the present to learn something new, right? So I looked around on the web and found this recipe by Allrecipes that had great reviews. AND, I had all of the major ingredients! I modified it some, and made a lot of it so that I could have it on hand for the future.
Here’s what I used:
3 teaspoons of Sea Salt
3 teaspoons of Pepper (I used white pepper instead of black)
1 1/2 teaspoons of Garlic Powder
1 1/2 teaspoons of Onion Powder
1 – 1 1/2 teaspoons Dried Mexican Oregano Leaves
2 teaspoons Paprika
4 1/2 teaspoons of Ground Cumin
3 Tablespoons of Chili Powder
Optional: 3/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes depending on how spicy you want it (I didn’t use any at all because I’m totally a wimp!)
Mix everything together and you have some amazing homemade taco seasoning that, in my opinion, rivals any brand out there!
(And nope, no fancy labels for me… some masking take and a sharpie work just fine)
I usually use anywhere between 1-2 Tbsp. of the seasoning mix when I make taco meat.