MMMmonday - Hallee's Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

It's been a while since I've shared a recipe that I got from my friend and fellow blogger, Hallee the Homemaker, but I've been starting to put together Christmas gifts and I found this one tucked into my notes from September of this year... 

Hallee is an inspiration to me - she's really worked hard to take food back to the basics and has cut out processed foods and more from her family's diet, she even grinds her own flour!

I knew this recipe would be fabulous because Hallee has a whole family of taste testers and the first time I made it, my family concurred:

Hallee said:
I’m not a fan of the packaged seasoning mixes only because they contain ingredients other than the spices.  I haven’t been using them now for about two years and haven’t missed using them yet.
and so I offer you her version of Taco Seasoning Mix (and my additions/substitutions)

1 tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground oregano (or you can substituted dried/crushed)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt - I substitute celery salt

I add:
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric 
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper - if you like some kick

Directions: Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container!

When I give this as a gift, I triple or better the recipe and fill a large spice jar or small mason jar.

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