Thanks for joining us as we countdown to 2014 with 5 of YOUR favorite recipes this year! Today it’s time for #3 – DIY Taco Seasoning! You know homemade’s always better, so why not make your own taco seasoning? Plus, it makes meal prep go so much faster, and we all know everyone could use a little extra time during this busy time of year!
I was talking to some friends about how to make meal prep faster or more efficient. One way to simplify meal prep is having some components pre-made. (Bisquick, Italian Dressing Seasoning, etc) I know it sounds obvious, but I’m thinking I can’t be the only one scrambling at meal time? Please tell me I’m not!
If you’re anything like me, you like “Mexican” flavors. Well, you’re in luck today. We’re making a cheap, easy, and flavorful taco seasoning! You’ll know every component going in AND it’s customizable to your preferences. For example, we’re not huge fans of cumin. I know it adds a nice flavor, but I certainly don’t want to easily identify the flavor. That’s why you see so much of everything else and just a smidgen of cumin hanging around in the corner. If you like cumin, just add a bit more. :) I also didn’t add any salt to the mix since I like to vary the amount depending on how I’m using the taco seasoning. You can add in salt to the mix or just add it to your final dish. :)
A quick, easy, and tasty taco seasoning you can throw together in minutes!
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: none
Total time: 5 minutes
Yield: 1/2 cup seasoning (~4 packets)
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 8 teaspoons (3 tablespoons minus 1 teaspoon) onion powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 4 teaspoons (1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon) paprika
- Mix all materials.