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!
Nope, no pretty label or anything, just masking tape and a sharpie!