Thursday, August 18, 2011

Homemade Taco Seasoning

A few months ago, my father-in-law's doctor told him that he needed to drastically reduce his sodium intake. One of the recipes my mother-in-law found and shared with me was for homemade taco seasoning with much less salt than store-bought.

I made my first batch a few weeks ago, tweaking the recipe just a bit to fit our family's taste. It's earned rave reviews used with both chicken and ground beef. Next time I'm going to try it with ground turkey.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup chili powder
3 tablespoons dried minced onion
1 tablespoon garlic powder
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (more or less to suit your taste)
1 teaspoon ground coriander 

Combine all ingridients. Store in a cool dry place in an airtight container (I used an empty bulk seasoning container, washed and dried first.). Will keep for up to 1 year.

Use 1/4 cup of seasoning mix to 1 pound of meat.

It's better for you, costs much less than the pre-packaged stuff and (in our opinion) tastes better. Win-Win-Win.

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  1. Wonderful recipe, thanks for sharing, gotta try!

  2. My hubby and I have tried many recipes for this and we may have to try this one too:) Thanks!