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Taco Seasoning

I've been pretty hesitant to make my own taco seasoning, but after seeing lots of recipes on pinterest and doing a little research, I decided to take the plunge. My biggest fear is that I don't like spice, not even medium salsa, and I'd whip up a batch of seasoning and it would be too spicy or taste disgusting and I'd have to toss out the entire dish. sigh.

So I made it anyways. And it turned out great! Here's my recipe:


2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons cumin
2 teaspoons oregano
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoon onion flakes (or powder)
1 teaspoon salt

If you want to add spice, add 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more to taste.)

I made three batches and store it in a mason jar. It's pretty aromatic, so I suggest a glass container for storage, otherwise your entire cupboard will smell like taco seasoning. 

I mix 3 tablespoons with 1 lb of meat (beef, turkey, chicken) and I add 2/3 to 3/4 cup of water to my meat. I heat and let the water absorb/cook away. Then I enjoy!