This taco seasoning is so good and so easy and quick to put together . You can even omit the salt for those of you who’s on low sodium diet . This recipe is enough for one jar of spice , that would last me quite a bit , as long as i don’t cook taco , enchiladas , or making carnitas everyday or every week LOL .
I’ve used this recipe for regular chicken taco , which is cooked in slow cooker if i feel lazy , just dump the chicken breast , boneless , skinless with diced tomatoes and onion and rub with this spices all over . Sometimes i would use it for making fajitas either chicken or steak with bell peppers and onion , probably added lime , during the last minute of cooking .
And my favorite is actually to make carnitas with this , all i need is just pork shoulder , or pork butt , any kind of cut that has fat is recommended , but i have done it with pork tenderloin for less fat content . Which works good too , of course anything with a little bit of fat is better than the leaner cut , it has better flavor . So , with carnitas , i would just season the pork with spices , rub it all over and brown it and then add water , and juice of an orange , cinnamon stick and then cook it for couple hours to make it really tender . I need to make an entry for this .
But anyway , here is the recipe for taco seasoning .
- 4.5 tbsp chili powder
- 6 tsp ground cumin
- 3 tsp smoked paprika
- 3 tsp kosher salt
- 1.5 tsp garlic powder
- 1.5 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp cayenne powder
- 1.5 tsp oregano
- 4.5 tsp brown sugar
Mix everything in a bowl . Store in jar .