February 16, 2012

Homemade Taco Seasoning

taco seasoning
You know the little packets of taco seasoning you buy at the store?  They’re wonderful (and often full of MSG) and oh so convenient, I know.  I used to use them all. the. time!  We love taco soup at our house as well as homemade tacos.  Both of which are on the regular rotating menu around here.  We go through quite a bit of taco seasoning.
About a year ago we went on a health kick (which we’re still on… when we feel like it ;)) and I went on a quest to find an alternative to the little packets o’ convenience.  I didn’t have to look any further than The Diet Rebel’s Cookbook.  If I’m being honest, my husband and I fully expected to have to get used to a bland version of taco seasoning.
SURPRISE!!  We were so wrong.  This recipe is WAY better than the packets, no joke! 
Homemade Taco Seasoning
  • 2/3 c. dried onion granules or onion powder
  • 1 1/4 c. chili powder
  • 1 3/4 T. garlic powder
  • 2/3 c. ground cumin
  • 3 1/2 T. paprika
  • 3 1/2 T. dried oregano
  • 2 T. Sucanat or granulated maple sugar (you could also use brown sugar)
Mix all together.  Store in airtight container.  Use 1/4 c. to equal one packet of taco seasoning. 

Enjoy!  It really is awesome!!

Brooke is busy raising five terrific kids and a husband. She can often be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes or trying to become a Domestic Diva and getting her craft on. You can find her latest babblings, family happenings, recipes and crafting attempts on her blog…….. Babblin’ Brooke.

3 comments - Add a comment below -:

luz said...

sounds yummy. no more packets for me.

(: p.s. I found you through your lds homeschool post. I myself am a convert and we have started to homeschool our girls. oldest is just 6. My husband was homeschooled as well, and he loved it!
I loved all the wonderful points you made on the homeschool post! so great!

Babblin' Brooke said...

Luz, thanks for your comment. I hope you enjoy your homeschooling adventures. It truly is amazing! And thanks for letting me know that you found me.

I really hope you get to try this taco seasoning... it's fabulous!

Rebecca said...

I'm going to pin this, so I will remember to try it. I have been wanting to do this for years. Thanks for the recipe. I've read your blog several times. Cute posts.