My kids get to pick out what they want for their birthday dinners. Ninety nine percent of the time, they pick tacos with all the fixings. What’s funny is my Dad is the only one they want making it for them. It’s a night I don’t have to cook and my only responsibility is the birthday cake – which I make from scratch, of course.
Ever read the ingredients on the back of a package of taco seasoning? See if you can pronounce the ingredients. As I have stated in my Adobo Seasoning, Pumpkin Spice Mix, and tgc Spice Rub, I like creating my own spices. Not only am I in control of what goes in them, I can pronounce every ingredient. It’s fun, simple, and I’m proud to display my spices in glass containers on my counter.
Here’s a list of the spices that are probably what you would expect in a taco seasoning –
- Chili powder
- Granulated garlic powder
- Kosher salt
- Granulated onion powder
The single store bought packets of taco seasoning contain 1 ounce which is 2 tablespoons. Two tablespoons per pound of ground beef is what you need for making tacos. Use more if you like. Use for salads, dips, or add it to Boston baked beans to spice it up.
I hope you give this Taco Seasoning a try and…Enjoy!
Be happy, eat well…
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons granulated onion powder
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
- Thoroughly combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.
- Two tablespoons is the equivalent of a 1 ounce packet.
- Use to flavor beans, dips, or salads.