I love to make my own seasonings but I really want them to be GOOD, you know? Many taco seasoning recipes are full of cumin and I’m not a fan of cumin. And the commercial taco seasonings are full of fillers. I’m always amazed at how quickly I use chili powder. I used to never finish spices before they expired :).
Here is my favorite taco seasoning recipe. This recipe will fill a glass spice jar, leaving enough room to shake.
- 3 TBL chili powder
- 3 tsp garlic powder
- 1-1/2 tsp onion powder
- 3/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 3/4 tsp dried oregano
- 1-1/2 tsp paprika
- 2-1/4 tsp cumin
- 3 tsp sea salt
- 3 tsp black pepper
Use 1-3 tablespoons per pound of meat depending on personal taste. I use on the heavy side :).