One of the great things about going gluten free was experimenting with all kinds of seasonings. It’s amazing… we had no idea what we were missing in our processed-food diet. Making your own sauces and seasoning blends not only gives you more control to personalize, but you also know exactly what you’re getting – which is important when you’re battling food allergies. We played with a basic taco seasoning recipe until we found a blend our family liked best, and I’m going to share it with you today!
You can easily adjust the base recipe to suit your own tastes (I have to watch Kevin to be sure he doesn’t add extra red pepper flake… my tongue can’t handle it, haha). But this makes up about 1/4 cup of seasoning, which is how much a typical “packet” contains. You can also make this up in big batches for convenience, but it doesn’t take much to whip this together in under 5 minutes while you’re preparing tacos. I’ll be sharing our slow cooker chicken taco recipe with you tomorrow, and it’s SO incredibly easy that a few extra minutes is no big deal!
- 2 Tbsp. chili powder
- 1 Tbsp. ground cumin
- 1½ tsp. salt
- 1½ tsp. black pepper
- ¾ tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp. onion powder
- ½ tsp. dried oregano
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.