Homemade Taco Seasoning

The elusive taco seasoning! When I was in Dayton, I loved going to Dorothy Lane Market, where I could find delicious baked goods, fresh organic produce, and prepared deli foods. It was perfect (although a bit pricey) for those nights when I couldn’t make dinner. There is no Dorothy Lane Market here. I have no idea where to go for these easy meals. Admittedly, this is good for my wallet, because cooking at home certainly saves money. But, I do wish I could purchase more of their taco seasoning! It is slowly going away, and I can’t find a replacement!

I went on a mission to find some at my local Publix and Walmart. I could’t find any spice container called “Taco Seasoning.” They had the individual packets, but I’m not a big fan of those. So, I decided to try to make my own.

Allrecipes came to the rescue. There are a ton of variations out there. Some call for more chili powder, some call for more red pepper flakes. I don’t like my taco seasoning too spicy, so I limited the amount of red pepper flakes. Here it is:

Ingredients:

  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (I used about 1/8 tsp here)
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp paprika (I used smoked but regular is probably better)
  • 1.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients and sprinkle on chicken, meats, whatever you want!

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