There’s no secret, I love homemade tacos. Ever since I was little, it was one of my mom’s go-to dishes and I’ve adopted the practice as well. They’re so good, plus you can make them in a snap. The ingredients are pretty much always on hand and you can add as many toppings as you want. I’ve always bought seasoning packets from the store, but decided to try my own. The results were quite delicious, plus there’s no unnecessary add-ons.
You start with some salt and pepper, pretty much the base to any seasoning.
Then add some cumin.
Next up, the chili powder.
To add more flavor, in comes the garlic, onion powder, crushed red pepper flakes and oregano.
Finally, the paprika for great color.
Mix it all up.
Add to browned meat.
And with the toppings of your choice…
…enjoy in a taco, burrito, salad or a spoonful of meat if that’s more your style.
For future ease, make in bulk and place in a jar.
Place a label with the recipe on the jar.
I also used an old salt container lid to make a spout (I just cut it to size). They sell these pre-made, but if you have the materials, might as well just make it yourself.
Ingredients (for one serving in parenthesis)
- 1/6 cup (or 8 tsp) of salt (1 tsp)
- 1/6 cup (or 8 tsp) of pepper (1tsp)
- 1/4 cup cumin (1.5 tsp)
- 1/2 cup of chili powder (1 Tbsp)
- 2 tsp garlic powder (1/4 tsp)
- 2 tsp onion powder (1/4 tsp)
- 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (1/4 tsp)
- 2 tsp oregano (1/4 tsp)
- 4 tsp paprika (1/2 tsp)
- Mix all spices together
- Add 3 tablespoons of seasoning to browned meat with 2/3 cup of water. And cook until water has evaporated.
- Store in an airtight container.
- Full recipe makes about 21 tablespoons (7 servings).
Enjoy your weekend!