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Taco Seasoning

Use this spice mix to bring the heat to ground beef or turkey as a base for tacos.

What makes it healthy: Capsaicin, a component in chile peppers, may help fight metabolic syndrome, including insulin resistance and obesity. Oregano is high in antioxidants.

How to use it: Add 1 to 3 tbsp to 1 lb ground beef or turkey for tacos; rub 1 to 2 tbsp on steak, fish or chicken before broiling or grilling; sprinkle ½ tsp on a baked sweet potato.

Servings
About 5 tbsp

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp chile powder

  • 2 tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

  • 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon

  • 1/8 to ¼ tsp ground cayenne pepper, optional

Preparation

In a small jar or container, mix together all ingredients.