Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Homemade Taco Seasoning



I’ve mentioned before that I have made a commitment to stay away from store bought seasoning packets. While they might be convenient, they contain far too much sodium. This recipe can be doubled or halved, depending on preference, and stored in an air tight container until ready to use. If you want to have a taco night, add around 7 teaspoons of seasoning to equal one seasoning packet. Making the homemade version will not only cut down the salt content, but it can also save you money by using spices that are already located in your pantry.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

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4 tablespoons chili powder

3 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon paprika

3 tablespoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well to blend. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Source: Annie’s Eats, originally from Mex-Recipes

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