Confession – I am a nutrition fact label junkie. Now that I am a Mom, I am constantly reading food labels when I go grocery shopping and I am “that person” who stands and reads every label before throwing it into my cart. I am always trying to select the least processed foods to feed my son. I was really surprised to find that a lot of store-bought taco seasoning mixes out there are full of preservatives, artificial colors, and flour (making them not gluten-free).
So in an effort to avoid all of those things, I decided to make my own homemade taco seasoning! I found a recipe on Pinterest and made a giant batch of it. I doubled the recipe twice to get 6 small jars of taco seasoning. It’s easy, pretty cheap, and perfect for gifting to your taco-loving friends. Most of my friends are obsessed with Mexican food – I blame all the Taco Tuesday nights we enjoyed in our college years.
- 3 teaspoons of Sea Salt
- 3 teaspoons of White Pepper
- 1½ teaspoons of Garlic Powder
- 1½ teaspoons of Onion Powder
- 1½ teaspoons Dried Mexican Oregano Leaves
- 2 teaspoons Paprika
- 4½ teaspoons of Ground Cumin
- 3 Tablespoons of Chili Powder
- Optional: ¾ teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes depending on how spicy you want it
- Stir or whisk all ingredients together until combined. I used my food processor to mix them all together then funneled the seasoning into airtight containers. To package my taco seasoning, I purchased small Glass Spice Jars, and red personalized labels in the Lemonade Stand style. It’s great mixed into dips, sprinkled on meat or veggies, and of course — on tacos. Enjoy!
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