Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

There's something about grey rainy days and tacos.

And taco salads.

Every since we moved to North America, making homemade tacos was as nostalgic as leafing through old favorite vintage recipe books.

I make my taco salad without a shell using lettuce as the vessel that holds all ingredients in one place.

When I toss the homemade taco seasoning together, I make two batches. I suppose I could make more but the last couple of times I was out of one or another ingredient. If I ever get everything I need in hand, I will easily make a generous helping and store it in an air tight jar.

Homemade Taco Seasoning (two servings)

1 TBSP chili powder

1.5 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp sea salt

1 tsp black pepper

1/2 tsp paprika

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp dried oregano

If you want a little more heat, add 1/4 tsp pepper flakes.

Mix. Divide in half and use with 1 lb of browned ground hamburger. Cook on low with 1/2 cup of water for about 10 minutes.

Cool enough to use in taco shells or on a taco salad.

And to think of all of the years I purchased a serving for around $2 in a little sealed envelope...