Make your own taco seasoning

Even Hunter loves tacos!  ;) 

Over two years ago, our family  adapted to a low sodium lifestyle.  It’s crazy how much sodium is in everything, especially processed/convenience foods.  Rather than scour the grocery store for some obscure product (which often doesn’t exist anyway), I’ve found it easier to just make my own seasoning blends.  It also saves a lot of money, and the amount of time it takes to mix them up is minimal.  I make a large batch and store in a tightly sealed container, which saves a lot of time.  Not only are we spared the unnecessary sodium, but we also skip out on the added preservatives.  It’s a win-win situation!

Christmas 2015 I made up some fun gift baskets that included some of my homemade seasonings.  This one was by far the favorite, and I’ve had a few people request the recipe.  I’m finally getting around to posting it!

I must give credit where it is due…this recipe was adapted from a recipe I received from my good friend, Laura Holum.  Thanks, Laura!

TACO SEASONING MIX

Note:  I use this in tacos, burritos, fajitas, taco salads, etc.  This recipe makes a large batch, so if you don’t make a lot of Mexican food, you might want to cut it in half.

  • 1/2 cup chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes (add more if you like more spice)
  • 2 teaspoons oregano (I prefer Mexican oregano)
  • 4 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/4 cup cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons black pepper
  • (optional) 1 Tablespoon sea salt

Whisk ingredients together in a medium size bowl.  Store in a tightly sealed container.  When preparing meat or beans, add 1 Tablespoon (or more if you like) per pound, plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch and 2/3 cup cold water.

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