Taco Tuesday’s missing ingredient: your own signature blend of seasoning.

Who doesn’t love tacos? Name someone that doesn’t like tacos and I’ll show you a bold-faced liar.

My understanding of the taco is that it was birthed after a plane crashed into a spice-filled unicorn-cow-hybrid in mid air, landing over a corn field which promptly set off an explosion of soft tortilla shells, the heat from the explosion cooked the magically spiced ground beef.

Somehow a variety of peppers also chopped themselves up and arrived on the taco scene, simply capitalizing on the need to shake the feeling of living in the shadow of which apples had cast over them – they absolutely had to one-up their fruity lookalike.

Alright, if you’ve made it this far, I commend you. Here’s the beef on how to make your own taco seasoning, which you’ll find to be plentiful and rewarding once you mix up a batch.

Required instruments of cooking:

  • Some measuring spoons (TBL and tsp)
  • A funnel
  • A small container / salt shaker / jar

Required spices of our new favorite seasoning:

  • 2 TBL of Chili Powder (CHILI P, YO)
  • 1 TBL of Onion Powder
  • 1 TBL of Cumin
  • 1 TBL of Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp of Paprika
  • 1 tsp of Salt
  • 1/2 tsp of Oregano

Alright Mr. White, let’s… mix:

This couldn’t be simpler, and the order you do it in matters not. This is not science, but an art.
  • Measure out all the ingredients, dump them into a bowl.
  • Stir, mix, shake – just get it all to form some unified color pattern.
  • Funnel your seasoning into one of the aforementioned containers for later serving.
Add this spice of life to your tacos while you cook—but watch out, the folks at Old El Paso may start surveilling your home to snag your new signature blend.