Yep. Just regular ole’ tacos.
I never read the labels on spice packets, like taco seasonings and guacamole mixes. I just figured they were spices, packaged conveniently so busy moms like myself could save one step at night. (Saving even one step on a busy night is huge!)
It wasn’t until speaking with my sister-in-law that I realized there is SO much more in those little packets.
Like dairy in the guacamole packet, at least the one I used to use.
Her (then) newborn, my sweet little nephew, has an allergy to dairy. I told my sister-in-law (Allison) that I would bring guacamole to a family dinner. It was then that my eyes were opened to packaged seasonings. Allison told me that she would love to eat guacamole, but that so often guacamole has dairy as an ingredient. I went to the store the same day and could not believe that the little spice packet I assumed was simple dried ingredients did actually contain dairy, as well as many other ingredients.
This ended my seasoning packet buying.
But no harm done, because in the process I have learned how to make my own. With my own ingredients and my own measurements.
I give you taco seasoning! (And I absolutely learned to make home-grown guac as well!)
1/4 yellow onion (chopped fine)
2 garlic cloves (chopped fine)
1 Tbsp chili powder
1.5 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp oregano
1 lb preferred lean meat (chicken, beef, turkey)
1/2 c water
Warm olive oil in skillet over medium heat and saute the chopped onion and garlic for about 5-7 minutes.
Add the meat and brown.
Then add all the spices and water.
Let simmer for 5 minutes and serve.
Serves a family of 4