Spotlight on Spice: Homemade Taco Seasoning

taco seasoning without any strange ingredients

Scanning through hundreds of recipe submissions every day would bug your eyes out. But after staring at their screens for hours at a time, Sarah and the team at TasteSpotting still make the effort at the grocery store to squint at the tiny labels on the back of food products.

When reading through the ingredients on a few different taco seasoning packets, Sarah squinted not because of tired eyes, but at the many polysyllable words she shook her head at.

Autolyzed yeast extract? Are we baking bread with our taco seasoning?!  In a car, no less?!”
It should not be difficult to pronounce the ingredients in taco seasoning (except cumin of course).  When did it become difficult?  TasteSpotting takes us back in time when seasonings were simple.  Natural.

Chili powder, paprika, oregano, black pepper, crushed red pepper, cumin, onion, garlic...

spices and herbs for homemade taco seasoning

Head over to TasteSpotting for the recipe, and you’ll never again eat autolyzed yeast extract, or ethoxyquin, what?