Something Old, Something New

No, I’m not talking about weddings. Recognize this stuff?

OEP_Taco_Seasoning_MixDelicious? Yes. But not so good for you. These are packed full of sodium and other things that are not so great for you. For me, these taco seasoning packets are a last resort for me at this point. Instead, I have started making my own taco seasoning! I think it tastes even better than the packets.

BeFunky_tacoseasoning.jpgYou will need:

1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
1 and 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
cornstarch (optional)

Directions:
In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except the corn starch. If you plan to only use this as a seasoning, go ahead and use up to 2 tbsp per pound of ground beef or your meat of choice and then cook.  If you like your seasoning to be saucier, similar to how the taco seasoning packets are, add a bit of cornstarch to your seasoning and mix well. Cook your meat first, then add up to 2 tbsp of seasoning and about 2/3 cup of water. Bring to a simmer until you see the sauce thicken.

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