I had never really thought much about the fact that taco seasoning was really just a combo of a bunch of other spices until my friend, Alexa, pointed it out to me. So, from there I worked on finding a really tasty recipe that I could create using fresh spices (which luckily we have numerous shops where we can purchase these locally. I recommend Savory Spice Shop).
I have found a recipe that I really love and it’s so easy to make. I usually make about 4 or 5 times this recipe and then store some for making taco meat later. I just brown up some ground turkey, chicken or beef (you could even use ground meatless) and then add 2-3 tablespoons of this with about 2/3 cup of water and let simmer for 5 minutes. Easy as pie! What I really like about this recipe? It uses cocoa powder. Yummy!