26 July, 2019
Homemade Taco Seasonings Mix
Yields: Enough seasoning for 2 batches of tacos
2 Tablespoons chili powder
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
In a small bowl, add all ingredients and mix well. Store in a Ziploc bag or small plastic bowl with airtight lid.
When ready to make a batch of tacos, use 2 heaping Tablespoons of this mix per 1 pound of meat.
This mix is very similar to the commercial taco seasoning packets, but has no thickening agent like McCormicks or Lawry’s. If thickening is important to you, add 1Tablespoon of cornstarch to the mix.
If you don’t have beef bouillon granules on hand, leave that out and when cooking your taco meat add 1 teaspoon of “Better Than Bouillon” savory beef flavor directly into the pan along with the spice mix and stir well.
If you need to cut sodium, replace the 1 teaspoon of garlic salt with just 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
You can easily double or triple this recipe, keeping it in a tightly covered container in your cupboard for future use.