Saturday, September 3, 2011

DIY Taco Seasoning

What it is about tacos?  Mmm mmm mmm.

We have been making our own taco seasoning for quite some time now.  Originally, it wasn't a health decision; just didn't want to spend a few extra dollars for a taco seasoning packet when we had ingredients to make it at home!  But, now that I pay more attention to food labels, I realize it's much healthier as well.  Most taco seasoning packets have corn starch, and additives to provide color.  (Why would that be necessary?  Just look at the color of those spices!)

We don't measure any more, but here's what we put in ours...approximately...  If you make a big batch then tacos become super easy the next time you make them!  If you consider "1 part" to be 1 teaspoon, then this recipe would season 1-2 pounds of taco meat depending on how spicy you like it.

4 parts chili powder
4 parts cumin
2 parts paprika
2 parts oregano
1 part garlic powder
1 part black pepper
1 part salt
1 part red pepper flakes
1 pinch xanthan gum

I have to say...ground meat of any kind is pretty unappetizing to photograph....but on top of sprouted corn torillas with guacamole and fresh salsa, it is delicious.  Ate it too quickly to photograph it though!

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