I love finding little shortcuts in the kitchen. Things that save me time, things that save me money. This week I made my own taco seasoning. I needed some for a dinner I had planned and thought, Hey, how hard can this be? After a quick google search I found my answer. Easy peasy. I had all the spices, save one, in my pantry already. Bam! Take that, taco seasoning packet!
makes the equivalent of 1 packet
1 T. chili powder
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. onion powder
1/4 t. ground oregano
1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes (optional... this makes it REALLY spicy so you may want to cut back or omit all together)
1/2 t. paprika
1 1/2 t. cumin
1 t. salt
1 t. pepper
I'm planning on making a big patch and keeping it with the spices.
What are some of your favorite kitchen shortcuts?