Thursday, February 9, 2012

Homemade Taco Seasoning Spice Mix

There are a lot of health benefits to making your own spice mixes.

You know we like making our own food from scratch because then we know what's in it. A lot of spices have additives like silica. You know, the stuff in those packets that say "Do Not Eat" on them? Silica occurs naturally in food, but it's also added to spices to make them not clump together. Personally I'd prefer to not eat extra silica. It's basically sand.

That was one of the better taco seasonings I found in my cupboard. The other one said it contained MSG as it's first ingredient. Yup, I'd rather just mix a couple of spices together. It saves me money too!


Ingredients

2 tsp chili powder (read here about the health benefits of chili powder)
1 1/2 tsp paprika
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1 1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp dried chopped onions


Directions

1. Mix spices together in a small bowl
2. Use as you would a taco seasoning packet. Mix 2 Tbsp of water with the spices and pour over taco meat in a large skillet.
3. Stir. Heat to medium heat. Continue stirring as needed until water has evaporated.
4. Serve.

Pretty spices before mixing

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