homemade taco seasoning

i love to be able to make my own stuff.
you know, like taco seasonings, that you usually buy at the supermarket.
especially when you find your recipe (or someone else’s) to be better than store-bought.
i like this one a lot because it’s not as salty as the ready-made packets.
we made tostadas the other night and after using it on the meat, i used a little bit in the sour cream that was on the tostadas.
SO yummy.
you can also use it as a rub for grilled chicken.

taco seasoning & rub

1/4 cup chili powder

2 tbsp cumin

1 tsp dried cilantro

2 tsp  paprika

3 tsp fine sea salt

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

2 tsp fine grind black pepper

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp oregano

optional, for some extra heat: 1/2 to 1 tsp ground chipotle chiles


combine all ingredients in a bowl or jar and whisk/shake until mixed well (or if you want it more powder-like, place all ingredients in a food processor and blend.). store in an air tight container.

when making tacos: start with about 2 tbsp of the mix per pound of ground beef or ground chicken or turkey for tacos. for beef, add 1/2 to 3/4 cup water. for turkey add 1/2 cup water. let simmer 5-8 minutes or so.

recipe adapted from whole new mom

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