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Taco seasoning from scratch

Filed Under: food, in the kitchen, health

cooking taco meat
If you are buying taco seasoning from the store in kits, you can save your self a lot of money -- and a lot of unneeded sodium! -- by making your own at home.

There are scads of recipes all over the internet, but over the last few years I have refined my DIY taco seasoning to be the perfect amount for one pound of meat and to suit my family's tastes. Here is what you'll need:
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • dash of ground cayenne pepper
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

If you like it spicy, add more cayenne; we are catering to the needs of a three-year-old.

I mix the spices in a small custard cup, and once I have begun browning the meat (I used ground turkey for the pictures in the gallery) and have broken it up, I add the seasonings. This meat works great for tacos, taco salad and anywhere else you would like taco meat. I suppose you could stuff a burrito, too.

So save the money on the kit: add just a 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt, and you'll have your own healthy taco seasoning.

Cooking taco meat(click thumbnails to view gallery)

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Want more taco recipes the whole family will love? Watch the video below for yummy ideas:

  • Sabi

    Thats amazing!
    I love taco seasoning and sometimes im too lazy to drive across the street to get it from Rite-Aid or around the corner from Meijers.


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