In our house we LOVE tacos. We have them pretty often, although we don’t simply stop at Tuesdays. Chicken, beef, pork. Heck we have even made them with Moose!
You can go to the store and buy a kit that has the shells and some terrible salsa as well as your seasoning packet but you don’t HAVE to. We almost always have wraps in the house, which I grab fairly cheaply at Costco. Veggies, salsa, cheese, and sour cream are all things we regularly have in the fridge. So that leaves us with taco seasoning.
Now to be fair a packet of seasoning isn’t THAT expensive, probably under two dollars, less if you buy the store brand. But that is still precious precious money. More than that though, it’s the ingredients. First of all MOST people with even a basic spice rack have everything you need to make taco seasoning. and you can easily tweak to your own liking.
My seasoning usually has
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Chili powder
- Red pepper flakes
- Sea salt
I adjust depending on who I am making it for. Boyfriend gets more red pepper flakes. I usually use less salt and personally like more garlic. The website for Old El Paso lists their ingredients as Chili Pepper, Maltodextrin, Salt, Onion Powder, Spice, Corn Starch, Sea Salt (Potassium Magnesium Chloride, Salt). Contains 2% Or Less Of: Vegetable Oil (Canola, High Oleic Soybean And/Or Sunflower Oil), Corn Flour, Silicon Dioxide (Anticaking Agent), Citric Acid, Sugar, Natural Flavor.
It feels good to use the spices sitting in our cupboard and making something from scratch. It feels good, it’s cheap and healthier.