Last year when I found out that my go-to store bought brand of taco seasoning had whey in it, I wanted to cry.
You see, at the time, taco’s were my family’s please-all-meal. Everyone LOVED them and because of the DIY style of a taco, I didn’t have to cook separate meals will allergen exclusions for my kids. Life was good with tacos…until I pealed back the label and read that my taco seasoning had whey.
I was frustrated and rather than go looking for a solution I just scratched taco’s off the menu. I was sick and tiered of all the juggling. That is why I was so surprised when I came across this recipe for Taco Seasoning on Annie’s Eats. Seriously, I have no idea how I stumbled across this recipe. It just appeared on my browser one day and sat there, asking me nicely to take it home. So I did and taco night has been reinstated on the family dinner menu. Yippee!
Now in case you don’t know, Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner. I’m sure you are going to be seeing a LOT of Mexican dishes that you are going to want to try. Keep this recipe tucked in your back pocket, I have a feeling you are going to need it.
Taco Seasoning - mild
4 Tbsp chili powder
3 Tbsp plus 1 tsp paprika
3 Tbsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp plus 2 tsp, onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- Combine all of the spices together in a small, sealable dish or plastic baggie and keep it stored in the spice cupboard until needed.
- To spice 1 lb of taco meat, use 2 heaping tablespoons of taco seasoning with 1 cup of water. Simmer over low heat until the liquid is almost completely reduced.
Notes: 2 heaping tablespoons = 1 measure of store bought seasoning.