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If you guys follow my Weekly Menu ideas, you know that I’m a fan of simple food. Seriously – I’m all about easy and kid-friendly food.

One thing all six of us love is tacos. (Tacos is also totally my go-to for company! It’s a crowd-pleaser and works for lots of restrictive diets and allergy sensitivities!) However, a few years ago, my husband started to notice that he felt “off” every time we ate them. It turned out that he is sensitive to preservatives – which those taco spice envelopes are loaded with. I bought just about every packet out there, and he continued to feel off.

I wasn’t about to give up tacos. (What am I? Crazy?!) So, I decided to mix up my own taco spice. And guess what? No more feeling off. I know exactly what is going into the mix – and I can even adjust it from time to time, if we’re watching our salt intake.

I use my grocery store’s bulk section to purchase my spices. If you’ve never bought your spices this way – I totally encourage you to do it. My store has an incredible selection and you just can’t beat the prices.

bulk taco seasonings
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Here is what you’ll need to mix up your own bottle of Taco Spice:

Ingredients: 

4 Tablespoons chili powder (*My store has a mild and a hot variety. Choose what works for YOUR family. I get mild!)

6 teaspoons cumin

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

2 teaspoons oregano

4 teaspoons salt

2 teaspoons paprika (*I use just the regular paprika, not the smoked variety.)

2 teaspoons pepper

homemade taco seasoning
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Just look at all those pretty layers of flavor!


Mix all spices together and store. I purchased an empty spice shaker, and just refill as necessary.

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Use the amount of spice that YOU like for your taco meat. I’ve never measured, but I’d say I use about a Tablespoon of the mix per pound of cooked ground meat. Ish. (Don’t you love it when internet recipes are so precise?) 😉

Want some recipes?

El Dorado Hot Dish

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Black Bean Quesadillas – (use in place of the cumin!)

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I also love to use this spice mix on popcorn!!

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