Monday, March 1, 2010

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I have been trying my hand at my own homemade taco/chili seasoning for some time now. While the family has been happy, my taste buds have told me something was off.

A couple of months ago I came across a homemade taco seasoning called, Best Ever Taco Seasoning. I have used it in several applications and I think it's name is accurate.

I hope you give this a try. Now you won't have to wonder what are those "spices" in your store bought packets or jars. I have read several places that companies can use words like, "spices" or "natural seasonings" which may or may not include MSG without having to label it as such. MSG is a neurotoxin (Neurotoxin: A substance that causes damage to nerves or nerve tissue. For example, lead is a neurotoxin.) and it is in so many processed foods. If you still have processed foods in your pantry ;-) go read some of the labels. Here is a link, and another, that shows you the various words to look for.
I make up several batches of this at a time so I don't have to frequently haul out all the ingredients. I store it in a quart Mason jar and it is always handy!

Best Ever Taco Seasoning

•1 tbs chili powder
•1/4 tsp garlic powder or granulated
•1/4 tsp onion powder
•1/4 tsp cayenne
•1/4 tsp dried oregano
•1/2 tsp paprika
•2 tsp ground cumin
•1 tsp course salt

1.Mix together and store in airtight container.


1 comment:

Amy Matthews said...

I have been lookign for a taco seasoning recipe! Thanks so much. I have tried several but my husband still likes the store bought, I will try this one and hope its a winner.