Stop! Put the packet of taco seasoning down! I mean it! I don’t know about you, but Taco Tuesday is a REAL thing in my house. We have tacos just about every Tuesday. It’s sort of a thing now and my daughter won’t let me give it up. Not that I would anyway. Tacos are life.
Making my own taco seasoning is one of the very first things I began doing when I started cooking. My mom thought I was nuts. Why in the world would you make your own? But I post the question… Why in the world would you not make your own?
Those small packets at the store are full of sodium, mystery ingredients, wasted calories, and who knows what else. Not to mention they cost you an easy $.50-$2 per packet, for one meal. You can buy spices at the dollar store for $.50 each, and even cheaper at bulk stores. Spend $3 and have enough spices to season dozens of more cost efficient, flavorful and healthier meals!
The seasoning recipe is easy to double, triple, quadruple! It’s full of great flavor and minimal salt. Unlike most of the pre-packaged taco seasonings out there which tend to be laced with no only sodium, but lots of other baddies and unneeded things too.
I always have this taco seasoning on hand. I’ll quadruple the recipe and store in my spice rack to have ready to go on Tuesday. About 1 Tbsp. per pound of ground beef is about what I tend to use for my taco meat.
TheSkinnyFork.com - Originally Posted March 17, 2013 A homemade taco seasoning that is as guilt-free as they come. Loaded with flavor and not with the scary stuff you'll find in those pre-packaged mixes! Prep Time: 1 Minutes • Cook Time: 0 Hours
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 Tsp. Seasoning • Calories: 6 • Fat: 0 g • Saturated Fat: 0 g • Carb: 1 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 9 g • Sugar: 0 g • Sodium: 30 mg
• 1 Tbsp. Chili Powder
• 1 1/2 Tsp. Ground Cumin
• 1 Tsp. Sea Salt
• 1 Tsp. Ground Black Pepper
• 1/2 Tsp. Paprika
• 1/4 Tsp. Oregano
• 1/4 Tsp. Garlic Powder
• 1/4 Tsp. Onion Powder
• 1/8 Tsp. Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Mix all spices together in a small bowl or spice jar.
Use about 1 Tbsp. to season 1 Lb. meat.
Nutritional Claims: Balanced • Low Sodium • Fat Free • Low Fat Abs • Low Potassium • Kidney Friendly • Vegan • Vegetarian • Pescatarian • Paleo • Dairy Free • Gluten Free • Wheat Free • Egg Free • Milk Free • Peanut Free • Tree Nut Free • Soy Free • Fish Free • Shellfish Free • Pork Free • Red Meat Free • Crustacean Free • Celery Free • Mustard Free • Sesame Free • Lupine Free • Mollusk Free • Alcohol Free • No Oil Added • No Sugar Added • Sulphite Free • Kosher