Did you know most taco seasoning mixes contain wheat and MSG? Making your own taco seasoning is not only easy but cheap! In fact, in order to save money, I started making this mix long before we had allergy issues to deal with. I purchase large bottles of spices from Costco or Sam’s for $3 to $5 each.
1/4 Cup plus 1 Tbsp chili powder
1 1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 1/4 tsp onion powder
1 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 1/4 tsp Oregano
2 1/2 tsp Paprika
2 Tbsp plus 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp sea salt
1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp Black Pepper (optional)
Measure all of the ingredients into an air tight container and shake it up. Add 2 Tbsp of taco seasoning to 1 pound of cooked ground beef. This works well in all things Mexican including taco soup and taco potatoes.
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