DIY Taco Seasoning

Last week when the big snow storm here in NC struck we were stuck at home for a couple days and couldn't make it to the store. I like when this happens because it challenges me to use all pantry ingredients to make a good dinner for the family. We decided a taco night was in order but we didn't have any taco seasoning packets. I then discovered that my well stocked spice cabinet probably could provide me with all the ingredients to make my own. I Googled a recipe and was pleasantly surprised when I had all the ingredients on hand to make one delicious seasoning.

1 tablespoon chili powder 
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano 
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. To use, mix desired amount into 1 pound ground beef. I used about 3/4 of the mixture for one pound, but how much you use entirely depends on your family's taste. 


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  2. I've been trying to come up with my own spice combinations instead of just buying the seasoning packet at the store. I'll definitely be trying this!!


  3. I will definitely use this when I run out of taco seasoning! I hope you don't mind, but I linked this recipe of yours to one I just posted for anyone who doesn't have taco seasoning on hand when making my recipe:

  4. I came over from the above link. Looks good and better than store bought!