Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

attachment-53984fa4e4b0039937ef3138 It is no surprise that I love tacos. I would probably eat them for every single meal if I could. It's good to get them out, but I also love to make them at home.

I realized a bit ago that there is a lot of crap in the taco seasoning packets at the store. Can we all just talk about the sodium? I'm not a health nut by any means, but I definitely don't like getting my entire sodium intake from a taco. And, honestly, those seasoning packets just aren't tasty enough to be that bad. If I'm going to eat crap, it's going to be some chicken wings or some cheesecake. Amiright?

Anyway, I decided to make my own and I found that there are actually a lot of people who do the same thing and a lot of pretty tasty recipes out there. The best part is, you can alter certain things about them to make them a little spicy or a little sweeter or whatever you want.

I found that I really liked this recipe. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/taco-seasoning-i/

I do make a couple of tweaks to it though. I usually use:

1 tablespoon chili powder

 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

 1/4 teaspoon onion powder or onion flakes

 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

 1/4 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

 1 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper

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I usually just mix up a bunch and then put it in the cabinet with all of my other spices. I found these awesome jars at the Container Store that work perfectly for spices. Then, I just pull it out and mix it with whatever meat I'm using to make tacos. It's so tasty.

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