We love tacos, we eat them often. Crunchy taco Friday is a family tradition. What I did not love though was the premade taco seasoning mix. For one, way too salty, I routinely used 1/3-1/2 depending on the amount of meat I was seasoning. For another, why all the extra stuff??
Wheat, Flour, Salt, Dried Garlic, Maltodextrin, Chili Peppers, Spice, Dried Onions, Monosodium Glutamate, Paprika, Sugar, Contains less than 2% of Silicon Dioxide As An Anticaking Agent, Soybean Oil, Malic Acid.
Wheat? Flour? MSG? Soybean oil?? Malic acid?? What is malic acid? Oh, I see, it makes food taste more tart, more sour, but why is it in Taco Bell's premade seasoning?
I know that there are others that don't have as much extra stuff.
SPICES (INCLUDING CHILI PEPPER, CUMIN, OREGANO, AND RED PEPPER), ONION, WHEY SOLIDS (MILK), SALT, SUGAR, PAPRIKA, GARLIC, POTATO STARCH, AND CITRIC ACID.
But again, there is something on the naughty list for us, milk solids....why is that in there??
My third beef with premade taco mix, the price. I mean really, the amount of spices that are in those cost pennies, but I'm paying how much for a little envelope of the mix?! Yeah, I don't think so.
Krista's taco seasoning mix:
1/2 teaspoon each garlic powder, paprika, sea salt, oregano and cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Mix well in a small bowl and transfer to a ziploc bag. EASY and much, much cheaper!