by Tammy Taylor~
Back in ‘the day‘ I always kept several packets of taco seasoning in my pantry for those days I was making Carnitas Tacos. Or Pulled-Pork Enchiladas. Or maybe Taco Soup. Or… well anything Tex-Mex flavored. RancherMan & I enjoy lots of Tex-Mex food, y’all. You know, ’cause that’s how we roll in Texas!
But that was before I started on this simple life journey. I’ve since learned that it’s beyond easy to whip up these spice mixes for myself. Come see…
It couldn’t be easier to make your own taco seasoning. I originally found the recipe over at Real Food Enthusiast. But of course I’ve amended it to suit our tastes.
The complicated instructions? Get out your pencils, boys & girls:
Just mix all the dry ingredients into a repurposed glass jar & shake to mix! Now it’s at the ready whenever I need it. I typically use 2 Tablespoons per pound of ground meat.
This recipe makes over a cup & a half of taco seasoning. Since we eat lots of Tex-Mex food, I needed to make plenty of taco seasoning. It doesn’t last near as long as you’d think in the Taylor Household… LOL)
But feel free to scale it down to a smaller quantity if need be to reflect how often you’ll be using it.
All these spices were already in my kitchen. Whipping up the taco seasoning took only minutes. It was oh-so-cheap too. And (my fave) there’s NO tiny foil packet to throw away each & every time I use it. It’s all contained in a repurposed wide-mouth glass jar previously destined for the trash by a family member. Heck I even used a cute reusable *Chalkboard Label to easily identify the contents.
Yes, of course I’ll share the recipe with you!
MYO Taco Seasoning Mix
- 3/4 cup chili powder
- 1/4 cup ground cumin
- 2 Tablespoons paprika
- 1 Tablespoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon flour
- 1 Tablespoon black ground pepper
- 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
Add all ingredients to a jar.
Shake well to mix.
Add 2 tablespoons of spice mixture to 1 lb of ground meat.
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