Mmmmmm, taco Tuesday. While we don’t eat tacos every single week and most of the time it doesn’t end up being a Tuesday, we eat a lot of tacos. Or a variation of the taco. But I use the same taco seasoning each time. After years of making it as needed, I decided to make a bunch to keep on hand for even speedier meal prep. I make my own to stay away from preservatives and extra sodium of the packaged kind. And the flavor! SO good.There are just four ingredients. You probably have them all on hand.I found this jar at Joanns and it is perfect for making a batch of this taco seasoning. It will keep fresh and has a large mouth for your measuring spoon. Plus it will look cute on your counter or in your cupboard. And that is always the most important part of cooking, right? Simply measure and add all your ingredients. It might get messy. I always get really messy with spices, no matter how hard I try! Then just close the lid and shake. Shake, shake, shake your groove thang while you are at it.This taco seasoning would also make a great gift for new neighbors, families who have just had a baby or even teachers. I mean, taco ’bout a great year! Cute, right? OMG, I’m SO going to do that! You could even add a measuring spoon and some cute hand towels to round out the present.
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1/8 cup cumin
- 1/8 cup garlic powder
- 2 tsp salt
- Optional 1-2 TBSP Cayenne (for heat, if you like that sort of thing)
- Add all ingredients to a bowl or storage jar.
- Mix well.
- Use about 2 TBSP of the spice mix per 1 pound of ground beef.
Want more dinner ideas? Check out my ‘easy weeknight meals’ pinterest board or these great posts:
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