Homemade Taco Seasoning
 
 
This makes approximately ⅔ cup, and will keep for up to one year in an airtight container stored at room temperature. Play around with the amounts of your ingredients: if you want it a bit spicier, add more red pepper. Smokier? Add more cumin. You can totally adapt this to fit your family's tastes--and it's much less expensive than purchasing those single-serving packets of ominous looking orange powder!
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (or more, to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 3 teaspoons smoked sea salt (regular sea salt works fine, too)
  • 4 teaspoons fresh black pepper
Method
  1. Add all ingredients to an airtight container and stir to combine.
  2. Use approximately 2 tablespoons for each pound of meat--but adjust to fit your own tastes.
Notes
adapted from All Recipes
Recipe by Kitchen Meets Girl at http://kitchenmeetsgirl.com/homemade-taco-seasoning/