• 1 T. chili powder
  • 2 T. onion powder or dried minced onion
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt or smoked sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground coriander
  • dash of red chili pepper flakes

Sometimes it’s just so much easier to buy a package and have dinner halfway made before you even get home from the grocery store. But in this case, it’s not much more work to just make your own mix. It’s fun, colorful, aromatic, and inexpensive. It’s also fresh when you want it and available without a quick trip to the market. You also have control over what goes into your mix, so you can use various kinds of salt, paprika, or sugar, for example. If you like cooking with young kids, this is an easy thing they can help make and stir without any stains, wet spills, or messes. taco seasoning 1

I love taco seasoned meat and cabbage and other veggies. Some of my favorite flavors! So being able to whip up a batch at home is great for me. And…I hardly ever meal plan very far in advance, so this morning when I wanted to cook my pork shoulder roast in the crock pot, I decided to mix up a batch of taco seasoning.

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 T. chili powder

2 T. onion powder or dried minced onion

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. paprika

1 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. sea salt or smoked sea salt

1/4 tsp. ground coriander

dash of red chili pepper flakes

Mix all of these things together. It will equal the amount in one taco seasoning mix packet.taco seasoning 2

You can make this anytime, and store it in a sealed containerfor later use. I like these flavors, so I often add it to cooking meats and veggies in smaller portions than is needed for a pound of ground meat for tacos.

What other seasoning packets do you make from scratch at home instead of buying in the stores?

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