Good Morning, Friends..How are all of you today? Can you believe it is August already? That is crazy. Fall and School time are just around the corner.
Have you ever looked at the ingredients in packaged taco seasoning. My daughter loves to use packaged seasoning. It concerns me because of the sodium content and all the unreal stuff in most commercially packaged products. One popular brand of taco seasoning lists their ingredients as: Chili pepper, salt, maltodextrin, spice, onion powder, corn starch, yellow corn flour. Contains less than 2% of: partially hydrogenated soybean oil, silicon dioxide (anticaking agent), sunflower and/or cottonseed oil, natural flavor, ethoxyquin (preservative). Except for the chili powder and the onion powder, I really don’t want that other stuff in my taco seasoning.
Healthier Taco Seasoning
In my journey to eat healthier and reduce the plastics I use, I decided to make my own Taco Seasoning. I always think I will just find a Pin on Pinterest,make it and life will be good. Not so easy. After recipe #5 and having seasoning that was too bland, too spicy or had way too much salt….I struck out on my own. The following is my final version of DIY Taco Seasoning.
3/4 cup chili powder ( I have grandchildren that eat at my house, so I used a mild)
1/3 cup onion powder
1/8 cup ground cumin
1 1/2 Tablespoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon paprika ( I love smoked paprika)
1/2 Tablespoon sea salt ( I have made it with regular salt and it didn’t change the taste)
Measure all ingredients into a pint size jar, tightly screw on lid and give it a good shake. I give it a good shake every time I use it.
2 Tablespoons of the seasoning equals one package of taco seasoning. Use this recipe as is or tweak to your taste. Besides tacos, I sometimes put about a tablespoon full in refried beans. Spice up chicken for tacos or burritos with a couple of tablespoons.Add it to Chicken Tortilla Soup, the list goes on and on. How would you use it? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear your ideas.
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