Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning is so easy and MUCH better than the store bought packets! {Brittany's Pantry}This is just a simple recipe I am sharing.  No grand story, no anecdotes.  Just a practical list of ingredients that you may use to replace the chemical laden alternative in the little pouches on the grocery store shelves.  But remember.  This will not taste like the salty packets you are used to, but rather will be smokey and peppery and straight up earthy flavor.  Enjoy the welcome contrast of the pure herbs and spices.

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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
This is a good list to start with.  Adjust quantities to suit your own tastes. I like to buy my spices in bulk and then transfer them to their own container. These are perfect for that! Easy to clean and should last forever!

4 T chili powder
2 T cumin
2 T paprika
2 T dried oregano
1 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder
2 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.  Add 3 level tablespoonfuls of the mix and 1/2 c of water to 1 lb of ground beef or turkey that has been cooked with 1/2 diced onion.  Stir well and let simmer a bit for the spices to rehydrate, distribute, and the water to evaporate.  Taste for seasoning and add salt if needed.