1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons cumin, adjust to
2 teaspoons oregano, preferably
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoons onion flakes
(minced dried onion) or 1 1/2 tablespoons onion
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, adjust
1 teaspoon salt, adjust to
(also salt helps to keep it fresh
Mix all spices together.
Store in airtight container. Will keep for
6 months to a year.
Seven teaspoons of this spice mix is the
equivalent of one 1.25 oz packet of store bought
taco seasoning. This recipe makes the equivalent
of 4 spice packets.
To make tacos- mix 7 tsp (or 2 T and 1 t)
to 1 lb ground meat that has been browned and
drained of fat. Add 3/4 cup water and stir to
blend. Cook til water has evaporated.