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  • Writer's pictureDr. Morgan Winton, ND

Taco Seasoning

I love Mexican food!  I'm also always trying to make my body & kitchen healthy.  I'm embarrassed to say that for years I bought taco seasoning from the grocery store  Tacos, burritos, etc. can be a healthy meal, depending on how you make them!  I love to make Mexican salads with ground seasoned meat and/or seasoned black beans, avocado or homemade guacamole (garlic, lime juice, salsa, avocado, salt & pepper), salsa, lettuce, and tomato.  Sometimes I add organic corn tortilla chips and cheese - just depends on how I'm feeling!

Anyway, back to the taco seasoning - I was out of seasoning at home and a friend suggested that I make my own.  I finally read the side of the package next time I was at the grocery store and was somewhat horrified to see the chemicals and the crazy  amount of salt that is contained in one package!  So, I found a recipe that I liked and there's been no looking back.  Now I'll share it with you!  I usually make a triple batch and keep it on hand to season black beans or ground meat whenever the need arises.  I hope you enjoy!

Taco Seasoning (adapted from

1 tablespoon chili powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (or just add fresh chopped garlic when you're making your meat/beans)

1/4 teaspoon onion powder (or just add fresh chopped onions when you're making your meat/beans)

Pinch of cayenne pepper if you like some heat!

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


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