Instead of buying packets, I like to make my own taco seasoning because I can control the salt content and it’s a lot cheaper since I have the ingredients on hand anyway for other recipes. I like to use the following recipe from Jonni McCoy of Miserly Moms.
Taco Seasoning Mix
Makes approximately 15 tablespoons
(3 tablespoons is equivalent to one seasoning packet)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour (I like to use white whole wheat or whole wheat pastry flour)
2 T chili powder
1/4 cup onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
4 tsp salt
4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp oregano
Put all of the ingredients in a blender. Cover and blend until powdery for 5 seconds or less (don’t over blend). Use the “pulse” feature if your blender has one. Add more cayenne powder if you prefer it hotter. (I don’t bother blending the ingredients – I find the mixture works perfectly well as is.)
Store in an airtight container for up to six months.