It's Taco Tuesday! I like my tacos simple: seasoned ground beef, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, hot taco sauce (or jarred salsa), Mexican blend of cheese, and sour cream on a soft tortilla.
I made tacos about 2 months ago. I decided not to buy the taco kit, and instead bought the meat, tortillas, and salsa separately, since it was cheaper. Except, whoops! I didn't buy any taco seasoning! I thought we were going to have to resort to take-out, and postpone taco night by a day, when my boyfriend made the incredibly simple suggestion: mix our own taco seasoning. This is one of those all-too-frequent moments in my life where I think, "Why didn't I think of that?"
I love to cook, so I own just about every dried herb and spice on the grocery store shelves. We used this recipe from AllRecipes.com (tweaking a bit), and it's just as good, if not better, than the packaged taco seasoning you buy at the store.
Makes enough to season 1 lb of ground meat/poultry
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 2 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and whisk to distribute evenly. Store in an airtight container if not using immediately.