Monday, February 10, 2014

Make It Monday: Taco Seasoning


Making your own taco seasoning is not about saving money, it's about creating a clean eating mix for your family. Packets of taco seasoning are cheap and easy, but they also contain preservatives and anti-caking agents that are not real food. If you are trying to feed your family real food without added preservatives, then you will be very interested in making your own taco seasoning

Taco Seasoning

1 1/2 T cumin
1 T chili powder
1 1/2  tsp paprika
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp basil
1/2 tsp cilantro
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions: Mix all together and store in an air tight container. Makes about 4T of taco seasoning. 

To make Taco Meat: Sprinkle 1 T of taco seasoning per pound of meat on top of browned meat. Add 1/2 C water and simmer for 4-5 minutes or until water has cooked off.

This also tastes great putting 1 T in a 15 oz can of black beans or a 15 oz can of refried beans.



15 comments:

Cyndi Buchanan said...

I'm going to have to try this recipe! We use taco seasoning at least 3 times a week.

Family Travels on a Budget said...

I avoid the anti-caking agents and MSG. Something triggers migraines. No good! Added bonus, this is more budget friendly (assuming all the ingredients are already on the spice rack).

What's the shelf life for this seasoning mix?

Does it store better in the pantry or the fridge?

Thanks!

bxcrochet said...

Never thought to make my own taco seasoning. Very easy to do!

Michelle F.

Jennifer Brown said...

I enjoy making my own seasonings. They are lower in salt and MSG,and bonus, cheaper.

Cococute Manaloto said...

I am really gonna give this recipe a try- I love Tacos

Debi said...

I love Tacos and I love making my own seasoning. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Christy Garrett @ Uplifting Families said...

I always buy pre-packaged seasonings. Thank you for sharing a healthier alternative.

Kelly said...

I make our own too. It's so easy to do and we tend to have all of the spices anyway!

Patricia Figurski said...

That's definitely something new and good for my family cookbook! Thank you for sharing!

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Sounds easy to make! Will try this the next time I make tacos. :)

andi said...

looks easy enough.... :D

Alicia Owen said...

This is such a great idea! We have been trying to get into the habit of making more of our own food and whatnot. Definitely saving this to Pinterest! Thanks for sharing!

Lisa said...

I Can't Wait To Try That's Funny We Had Tacos Tonight My Kids Love Them, Thank You1!

Shary said...

I was just looking for something like this. Get out of my head! A taco night is now in order...

An Ordinary Housewife said...

My SIL made jars of taco seasoning for Christmas last year. We don't make homemade tacos a lot, but the seasoning is really good--as good as anything at the store!