I've been wanting to make my own taco seasonings for a while, but felt too lazy to do it (curse my infernal laziness!) until I had some incentive: that jumbo canister of taco seasoning from Costco was starting to taste funky. I don't know if it was just past its prime or what, but our tacos were definitely tasting a little foul. So I looked at a few recipes online and I realized that I already had all the ingredients I needed in my pantry! Five minutes later, I had homemade taco seasonings adapted to my family's tastes. I've used our taco seasoning several times and we love it (it's about 2 tablespoons seasoning per taco recipe). Plus every time I use it, I am totally justified in feeling all domestic-goddess about myself.
Homemade Taco Seasonings
(adapted from AllRecipes)
Makes about 2 cups
1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons chili powder
1/4 cup and 1 tablespoon ground cumin
3 tablespoons and 1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons black pepper
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
2 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1) In a small bowl, mix together all ingredients until combined. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!