Hey there everyone! I think spring has officially sprung! We had some serious rainfall last week (48 straight hours!), but the sun has been shining this weekend, the temperature is rising, and flowers are blooming everywhere. In the spirit of summer, we had a belated Cinco de Mayo celebration today. Instead of rushing to the store for some supplies, I opted for homemade taco seasoning from the spices in my cabinet.
In a perfect world, all of those pre-made seasoning packs would be salt-free, but unfortunately that is not the case! With this homemade seasoning, you’re cutting out massive amounts of sodium that you’d find in your favorite packs from the grocery store. On top of that, you can adjust the heat as needed (just reduce the red pepper flakes and cayenne pepper!).
I’m excited for the week and even more excited for the meals to come…we’ve got curry chicken and Chinese lettuce wraps on the calendar! Hopefully I can share them with you all soon. I’m off to go eat some of these crunchy, delicious tacos with a side of Fool-Proof Guacamole and enjoy the sunshine! Have a great Sunday 😀
- 5 tsp. kosher salt
- 1.25 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
- 2.5 tsp. smoked paprika
- 2.5 tsp. garlic powder
- 2.5 tsp. cumin
- 3.75 tsp. onion powder
- 8.5 tsp. chili powder
- 1.25 tsp. cayenne pepper
- 1 pound of ground turkey, beef, or chicken
- 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
- Combine all of your spices in a tupperware or mason jar for storage.
- Sauté 1 pound of ground turkey, beef, or chicken (your choice) in a saute pan until browned.
- Add 1 to 1.5 tbsp. of the seasoning mix with 1 cup of water and 8 oz. can of tomato sauce.
- Bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes or so. You want most of the liquid to be absorbed.
- Enjoy on tacos! Try different toppings like avocado, red onion, cilantro, lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded cheese.