I have no problem paying for good quality herbs and spices but when it comes to blends, I often think to myself ... 'I can make that!'
So, I decided to try to make my own taco seasoning. Sometimes the retail mixes aren't vegan or it has junky ingredients that I just don't want to eat but I like the convenience of having a ready mixed blend that I can just toss into a recipe.
This is my knock-off clone of Penzey's Original Taco Seasoning.
Shelly's Taco Seasoning
Makes 1/2 cup
1 TBSP + 1 tsp Paprika (I used regular)
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Tomato Powder (see note)
1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Onion Flakes
1 Tbsp Sea Salt
2 tsp Cumin
2 tsp Oregano
2 tsp Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Cornstarch
1/2 tsp Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/8 tsp Cinnamon
Mix in a bowl with a whisk until fully blended. Add to beans, vegan meats or sauces as desired.
Note: You can find the Tomato Powder at Firehouse Pantry