A couple years ago, though, I started to make my own taco seasoning. I've spent loads of time mixing and matching taco seasoning recipes I found online, and it's been getting better and better all the time. I have declared myself the taco seasoning recipe god.
This taco seasoning mix tastes better than the stuff in pouches and it's just salty and spicy enough to give it a bit of a kick. :D
This recipe makes around 1/4 cup, and half of that will season a pound of meat, though I admit I normally add a little more. I've tried it with pork, chicken, and ground beef - all delicious! It's even fantastic on sauteed/roasted onions and peppers. I've roasted potatoes with it too - sweet potatoes are especially friendly with taco seasoning.
what you need:
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1/2 tablespoon paprika
- 1/2 tablespoon cumin
- 1/2-1 teaspoon salt (start with 1/2 teaspoon, taste and add more if you want!)
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/4 tsp cayenne
Now never eat the stuff out of pouches again! :D