I love tacos. But no taco is good without great taco seasoning! After looking at the ingredients in the packets I used to buy at the store without thinking about it, I was mortified. And thus, I set out to create my own taco seasoning. Here’s what I came up with!
Cupcake’s Homemade Taco Seasoning
For a single serving:
- 1 T Chili Powder
- 2 t Onion Powder
- 1 t Cumin
- 1 t Garlic Powder
- 1 t Paprika
- 1 t Ground Oregano
- 1 t Salt
- 1/4 t Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
Or if you’d like to make up a 12 oz jar like I do:
- 1/2 C + 1 T Chili Powder
- 1/4 C + 2 T Onion Powder
- 3 T Cumin
- 3 T Garlic Powder
- 3 T Paprika
- 3 T Ground Oregano
- 3 T Salt
- 2 1/4 t Cayenne Pepper (Optional)
Brown your ground beef, turkey, or chicken. Also works well with shredded chicken! Drain excess grease. Add 3 T of Cupcake’s Taco Seasoning and 1/2 cup of water for every pound of meat. Stir. Simmer on med/low until water is gone, stirring occasionally.
I didn’t think to get a photo, but I must say this is gorgeous in the jar before you shake it all up – you’ll see lovely browns, reds, and greens in beautiful cascading layers… It would make a lovely gift for someone. Just put it in a jar with a ribbon on top, add a label with ingredients and cooking instructions, and you’re all set. 🙂
As you can see, it makes a lovely taco salad… large bed of lettuce, black beans, ground turkey taco meat, freshly grated cheese… Yum!