No more store bought spice packets


So, what is exactly in those convenient little spice packets that everyone buys? You know the ones for tacos, spaghetti … even gravy … the list goes on and on. If you can’t pronounce an ingredient and have to look it up in a dictionary to find out what it is, chances are it’s not good for you. Sure, there are some healthy spice packet options out there, if you choose to buy them, but why not make your own? It’s simple and you control the amount of each spice that goes in. Just remember that spices have an expiration date. So, be sure to throw out that poultry seasoning from Thanksgiving 2003. 😜 I’ll get you started with my favorite taco seasoning blend.

Taco Seasoning
1 1/2 T chili powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t oregano
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1 t paprika
2 t ground cumin
1 t kosher salt
1 t freshly ground pepper

Mix all the spices together and use as much or as little as you like. I typically use 2 tablespoons per pound of meat. Store in an air tight container.

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