I made a change here and there to personalize it. No recipe is ever written in stone...well, except the one for Red Velvet Cake. If you make too many changes to that recipe, it is no longer Red Velvet Cake, but something more in line with a hot mess.
You can mix this together any time (it will store safely for quite a while) and you don't have to make any special purchases, as the spices are already on hand. It is a versatile recipe and easily increased for more seasoning or reduced for less.
EASY TACO SEASONING (printable copy here)
1 tablespoon chili powder1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Directions: Blend together in a small bowl....et voilà! Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1 ounce.
I don't have to tell you that this seasoning blend can be used for more than one recipe. It will work in your chili recipe, you can mix it into your hamburger meat for hamburger patties, mix it in your pasta sauce, use it as a dry rub on chicken or pork, or add it to your hamburger meat for tacos or nachos...it will give a little kick to any recipe. Since I add a little cayenne pepper to my mix I use it in jambalaya and red beans and rice.
There are no rules...experiment to see what happens. If you don't like it, try adding (or omitting) a spice or two.