If you are like me, you often forget to buy taco seasonings with all the other taco ingredients. So...here is my variation of homemade taco seasoning. (It is for about 1 lb. of ground beef)
I make a large batch of the taco seasoning and keep it in a mason jar in my spice cabinet so that I don't have to make a new batch every time I need one!
1 TBSP chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp sugar
1/2-3/4 tsp red pepper flakes (depending on desired taste)
3/4 C water
Mix together all ingredients except meat and water.
Return meat to pan.
Add dry ingredient mix and water.
Simmer for 3-5 minutes.