I love making my own seasonings, being able to control the salt, heat, savoriness, sweetness – etc.
Down here in Texas we eat a lot of black beans and steaks, tacos, fajitas, taco salads, nachos, quesadillas, tostadas – so a staple of almost every kitchen I’ve ever been in is Taco Seasoning. You know, those little packets that you dump in, add water and simmer.
Well, over the past year it became one of my challenges to myself to find and perfect a taco seasoning that I could make at home and in doing so, control the amount of salt and preservatives.
Behold one of my new favorite recipes, homemade taco seasoning!
When Nathan and I decided to try The 17 Day Diet one of the things that challenged me was introducing my steak and potatoes boy to new choices like ground turkey and getting him to not only eat it, but like it.
Made with Comino – Crushed Red Pepper Flakes – Garlic Powder – Coriander – Oregano and more – this taco seasoning is easy, colorful, delicious and wonderful.
Did I mention ridiculously delicious?
Later this week, I’ll share the Turkey Taco Salad recipe that completely won Nathan over.
For today, y’all are getting the secret to that recipe’s success – my Homemade Taco Seasoning
- ½ C + 2 Tbsp. Chili Powder
- 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 2½ tsp Onion Powder
- 2½ tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
- ¼ C Coriander
- 1 Tbsp Oregano
- 1 Tbsp + 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
- ¼ C + 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Comino (cumin)
- 1 Tbsp Salt
- Measure out all the ingredients
- Combine, blending completely
- Use 2 Tbsp of seasoning per 1 lb of meat
I can’t thank y’all enough for sharing your recipes every Monday. I love seeing what y’all are cookin’ up, sharing with friends and family and watching new friendships develop through the weekly linky. Thank you for inspiring me, making me drool and being such a yummy group of foodies!