Spices and seasonings – taco powder

Tacos appear fairly regularly on the menu at home – once a month or so. Packets of seasoning mix vary in price between “quote reasonable” and “are you kidding me?!!?”. As usual, my answer is to make it myself!

  • 6 teaspoons chili powder
  • 5 teaspoons paprika
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Add all ingredients to an airtight container and shake to mix.

    Add 7 teaspoons of this mix to what you want to be tacos. This mix makes about 3 portions of taco seasoning (21 teaspoons).

    You’ll notice that this is a salt-free taco seasoning mix: salt can always be added to a dish, but taking it out is complex and usually not worth the effort. Besides, you can always have another beer if it’s too salty 😉


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