Secret Ingredient Homemade Taco Seasoning RecipeThe full recipe post can be found on Inspired Taste here: http://www.inspiredtaste.net/29677/taco-seasoning-recipe/
Secret Ingredient Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
This homemade spice blend tastes much better than anything you can buy at the store. Most ingredients are likely already sitting in your spice cabinet. The secret ingredient is mushroom powder. You can make you own, or buy it. The taco seasoning will still taste great without it, but if you can include it we highly recommend it. Also, the amount of cayenne pepper is up to you. We call for 1/2 teaspoon, which makes the spice blend a mild to medium heat level.
Makes approximately 6 tablespoons (1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons)
You Will Need
2 tablespoons chili powder, we recommend our homemade blend
1 tablespoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons mushroom powder, optional
1 1/2 teaspoons hot smoked paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more based on how spicy you want the mix
Add ingredients to a spice jar. Seal the jar then shake. Store the taco seasoning in a dark pantry up to 6 months.
Add the seasoning to dishes based on your taste. For 1 pound of meat, we add 1 to 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- How to Make Mushroom Powder: Throw dried mushrooms into a blender and blend until ground. Store in a spice jar and use to your heart’s content. Stir it into scrambled eggs, season meats, or use in soups and stews. The possibilities are endless. Dried mushrooms are sold in larger or specialty grocery stores, or buy online. We love dried porcini and shiitake mushrooms.
- Nutrition Facts: The nutrition facts provided below are estimates. We have used the USDA Supertracker recipe calculator to calculate approximate values.
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NUTRITION PER SERVING: Serving Size 1 tablespoon / Calories 20 / Protein 1 g / Carbohydrate 4 g / Dietary Fiber 2 g / Total Sugars 0 g / Total Fat 1 g / Saturated Fat 0 g / Cholesterol 0 mg / Sodium 885 mg