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No Taco Seasoning? No Problem!

You know the feeling.  You're all ready to start cooking, but when you reach for the taco seasoning...there's none!  No need to run to the store, just head for the spice rack.  This recipe has 5 ingredients that are sure to be in your spice stash:

Taco Seasoning
                                          1T chili powder
                                          1T cumin
                                          1 T garlic powder
                                          1 T onion powder
                                          1/4 T crushed red pepper
                                          pinch of salt

Mix in a small bowl and that's it!  I store it in a plastic zip bag.

The thing I LOVE about this recipe?  No ingredients that I can't pronounce, so I'm pretty sure it's healthier for you and your family to eat.
Here's a close-up:
YUM!

I just made a batch for dinner tonight.  It's a recipe that my daughter made while we were visiting her for the holidays.  Be sure to come back for the recipe....it's "husband-approved"!

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  1. Love this! There are so many times I need a Taco Mix packet and I'm out. This is so much healthier too, because you're using real ingredients. Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It!

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    1. Thanks, Lori. I couldn't agree more. I've been trying to get away from products that include so many additives. I always worry when I can't pronounce the ingredients!
      Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting.
      Ann

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