We love Mexican food and make our fair share of enchiladas, but we don't make tacos nearly often enough in our house. Growing up, we had tacos relatively often, as it was something that we all liked, but when we made them we always used a packet of taco seasoning to flavor our ground beef. Taco seasoning is not something that has ever crossed my mind to make, even though I've seen it on many blogs that I follow. When I decided to make tacos for dinner last night, I also decided that I was going to try to make my own taco seasoning. It couldn't have been any easier, and I guarantee that you have all of the ingredients you need in your spice cabinet already! Making your own cuts down on salt that you find in pre-mixed packets and it is just as good, if not better than the store bought stuff.
4 tablespoons Chili Powder
3 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Paprika
3 tablespoons Ground Cumin
1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and mix well to blend. Store in an airtight container.
To Prepare Taco Meat:
Cook 1 pound of ground meat (we used ground chicken this time). Add 1 cup of water with 2 heaping tablespoons of taco seasoning. Simmer until most of the liquid is completely gone.
SOURCE: Annie's Eats