Taco Seasoning

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The first time I made my own taco seasoning I made it because I was in a pinch and didn’t have time to go pick up a packet at the store.  I always used to purchase the pre-made packets thinking they were cheap and easy, but there is something so much better about making the seasoning yourself.  Plus you can adjust measurements based on your personal tastes.  I’m not exactly sure where I got this recipe, but it is flavorful and spicy and perfect.  I have used this with chicken, pork, and ground beef.

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Taco Seasoning Ingredients: 

1 Tbsp Chili Powder
1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Onion Powder
1/4 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
1/4 tsp Dried Oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper

Directions:

Add seasoning ingredients together, store in airtight container to use as needed.  This amount will generally be enough for 1 lb of cooked meat and vegetables.

Tonight I sliced pork thin and sauteed with peppers and onions until cooked through.  Once mixed I added enough taco seasoning to coat.  Of course this is wonderful in a taco or burrito shell with conventional ingredients, but tonight I had it on a salad for a healthy and filling dinner!

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