7.12.2012

make your own taco seasoning


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!





Taco Seasoning 
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?

3 comments:

Jen said...

SWEET! Thanks Jackie! I always have a mini breakdown when I realize I dont have taco seasoning

Kathy Johnson said...

I just made this and it turned out great. I will not change a thing. I like the extra kick I get with the crushed red pepper flakes. I saw your blog thru www.tastespotting.com

Kathy Johnson said...

I just made this and it turned out great! I wouldn't change a thing. I really like the extra kick I get from the crushed red pepper. I love the fact that I get to control the amount of salt in the recipe too. I saw your blog thru www.tastespotting.com