Best Laid Plans = Homemade Taco Seasoning

Turkey Tacos With Homemade Seasoning

The pantry and fridge were getting pretty lean, so a grocery run was overdue and happened this morning.

Several local grocers were visited. Two locally owned; Rechek’s Food Pride and Lupita’s Market. Two chains; Aldi and Walmart. Roaming by lettuce at Food Pride for some reason gave me a craving for tacos. Plus I am planning to record a YouTube segment on a homemade Breakfast Burrito this weekend and a mental note was made to buy ingredients for both.

Upon arriving home and after putting away groceries from four different stores I prepared to make taco meat. Only one problem, no taco seasoning in the pantry.

Two options: go back to the store and buy a couple of pouches or make my own. Here’s the recipe that I made up on the fly from ingredients that we had in the spice drawers.

In a small bowl mix the following ingredients:

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1 1/2 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Had we any red pepper flakes I would’ve put 1 teaspoon of that in, but this worked great.

I added this seasoning to 2 pounds of ground and browned turkey meat.

Lunch today was one flour tortilla shell with 1/2 cup taco meat, 1/2 cup shredded lettuce, 1/4 cup shredded Pepper Jack cheese (to make up for no pepper flakes in the seasoning), 2 tablespoons of organic salsa and 2 teaspoons of ranch dressing.

Fold, and eat.

For dinner at work tonight: substitute a handful of tortilla chips and make a taco salad.


Published by R Dub's Rub

Conversational BLOG writer and contributing writer for LocaLeben magazine. My BLOG entries represent observations that intrigue, amuse, inspire or stimulate my appetite.

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