I’m not sure how many times I’ve said it… we eat a LOT of Mexican food around here! It’s so easy to throw tacos or taco salad together for a quick dinner.
I was craving tacos the other week, when I realized we didn’t have any taco seasoning on hand. Most of the time, we pick up the generic brand taco seasoning packets. I figured it would be easy enough to put together on my own, so I threw one together with some of my favorite flavors.
Garlic salt seems to be a staple around here. We try not to overdo it, but garlic salt does wind up in a lot of my recipes. It’s not too bad, since I don’t eat much processed food loaded with sodium. If you used garlic salt in full, this recipe comes out to about 1/4 of your recommended daily value salt. If you are trying to watch your sodium intake, you could substitute half or all the garlic salt for garlic powder.
This particular night, I put together a great taco salad. A little bit of shredded colby jack, veggies, and a side of plain Greek yogurt.
Taco salads are one of my favorite things to pack for lunch. It seems to be the only salad I don’t get sick of during the week. Something about a Mexican fiesta…
I also used this seasoning blend on chicken sauteed with white onions and green peppers for tacos later in the week. It was equally awesome!
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder or garlic salt
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- ¼ cup water
- 16 oz meat
- Cook meat in a skillet. Drain any necessary grease.
- Mix together seasonings.
- Add water to skillet, and sprinkle seasonings on top. Add additional water if needed.
- Mix in well, and simmer for 5 minutes.
Looking for some other seasonings you can blend at home? I also have a steak rub seasoning mix!