I have been working on this seasoning for months trying to perfect the proportions of spices. I now finally feel like it is ready to be shared with the world and just in time for Cinco De Mayo! After trying this recipe, I guarantee you’ll never reach for a store-bought packet of taco seasoning again. Those small packets are filled with hidden chemicals and sodium and wreak havoc on your body, simultaneously harming the cells that fight to keep you glowing and healthy.
My secret ingredient in this recipe is turmeric – you won’t even taste it! Turmeric is typically used in curry dishes, however the flavor comes through slightly mild when mixed with the spices in this recipe. Turmeric is chock-full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties and can prevent health complications such as arthritis, heart disease, depression and even improve your brain function!
- 1 tsp chili powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp onion powder
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tbsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp turmeric
- sea salt and black pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and add to chicken, steak or ground beef. This amount is good for 1-1 ½ lbs of meat and flavors will come through best when added to raw meat and cooked in.