I decided that it couldn't be that hard to make our own Taco Seasoning as I believed that it had to taste much better than the packet mix.
And it was!! Not only was the flavour bold but it was easy to make. The colours in all the herbs and spices was intense as was the smell - a much nicer smell than what's in the packet with god only knows what artifical additives and colourings added.
I found this large batch recipe over at Rachel Cooks and I agree with her when she says her daugher loves to help with the measuring and mixing as my daughter did too.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
(recipe sourced from Rachel Cooks)
Serves: 10 (portions of 3 tablespoons)
ProPoints per Serve: 0
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chili powder
2.5 teaspoons garlic powder
2.5 teaspoons onion powder
2.5 teaspoons red pepper flakes
2.5 teaspoons oregano
2.5 teaspoons paprika
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cumin
1/4 cup salt (more to taste)
1/4 cup finely ground pepper
In small bowl, mix all ingredients and store in airtight container. (Or you can mix it together in the container you are going to store it in–just give it a shake.)
Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of this mixture plus 1/2 cup of water to 500 grams of cooked meat (of your choice). Simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently until there is very little liquid left in the pan.
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