I don’t buy packaged taco seasoning.
It has ingredients in it that I can’t pronounce,
and I have all the ingredients I DO want in my pantry,
and it’s cheaper,
and I don’t mind being able to adjust the flavor when necessary for smaller/younger taste buds.
And trust me. You will probably want to take your toddler’s portion (or any other wimpy non-spice-eaters’) out before you hit it with this stuff!
Spicy Taco Seasoning
**This mixture is good for two pounds browned ground meat.
- 3 Tablespoons chili powder
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder (not garlic salt)
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 – 2 teaspoons salt (Taste and adjust to your preference, adding more if necessary.)
- 1 teaspoon cayenne (Omit if you want less spice. Add a bit more for extra spiciness.)
For yummiest taco meat, simply brown meat, drain grease, add 3/4 cup water, the taco seasoning, stir and simmer for 10-15 minutes.