Taco night is a staple meal night in our house and I am pretty sure it is a popular cuisine to serve in most homes. Taco salads are our household favorite!
I remember when I first started reading labels for ingredients instead of just fat and calories, and those little packets of taco seasoning really threw me off. What were all of those long named preservatives and starches? Unfortunately many of those store bought packets (yes even some of the organic ones) are filled with questionable starches/fillers and “natural flavorings” which scream hidden MSG. At the time I was on a pretty limited diet while healing gut disorder so taco season mix was one of the first “from scratch” DIY’s I ever tried.
If you want to make your taco meat have more of a “sauce” you can add a tablespoon of water mixed with a tablespoon of arrowroot to the meat to make a thickened sauce. I particularly like to do this when I make taco meat for taco salads – the “sauce” acts as a nice dressing mixed with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa in the salad!
DIY Taco Season Mix
- Everything into an air tight container/spice jar and shake it up to mix.
- Use about 1 ½ to 2 TB of seasoning per 1lb of meat or 2-3 cups of beans.