Jana here with a very versatile recipe - Homemade Taco Seasoning! This is great for several reasons. It is good make in a pinch if you were planning to use taco seasoning in a packet, but are out. It is much cheaper to make it yourself, and healthier! There is less salt than the packaged seasoning, and you know exactly what is in it! I found this recipe at All Recipes.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
3 tablespoons chili powder
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
3/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1 tablespoon + 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon black pepper
In a small bowl, mix all ingredients. The measurements above will make about 9 tablespoons. Two or three tablespoons of the mixture will be equal flavoring to a taco seasoning packet. You can easily make more or less of this, to serve your needs. I like to make at least this amount, and store it in an air-tight container so I have some on hand!