If you’ve never read the back of a packet of taco seasoning mix, try it some time.
My rule of thumb is that if you can’t pronounce it without having a degree in chemistry, it probably isn’t something you should eat. Another rule I follow is if it seems ridiculously absurd to have a particular ingredient in there, I’ll pass thank you very much. Like blue dye in marshmallows.
Last I checked, marshmallows were white. Apparently, it’s the same concept behind your grandma…or great grandma…putting “bluing” in her whites when doing laundry, it makes the whites look whiter.
I’ll pass on that, thank you very much.
Make your own and control the ingredients.
Once I learned how simple it was to make my own taco seasoning mix, I was kicking myself for not doing it sooner! Not only is it easy, but it’s also very economical and it just tastes better.
You can easily adjust the level of various spices to suit your family’s taste preferences. Mister, for example, has decided he is not a huge fan of cumin. So, I just add a bit less now when I make it.
You can feel good about using this healthy, homemade taco seasoning mix.
Serving tacos, nachos, dips or anything made with this easy recipe will not cause anyone’s blood pressure to rise or odd reactions. It is simply spices and seasonings you probably already have in your pantry, no artificial flavorings, colorings or bizarre-sounding ingredients.
I mix up pint sized jar of this mix and it lasts for some time. Use it like you would a commercially prepackaged taco seasoning mix or use more or less to suit your taste. This recipe makes the equivalent of one packet of seasoning mix.
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