A friend was asking what I use for seasonings an explained that I buy some and I make some. I always double this but we use alot of it during the week! We omit the salt why add salt if you don't need it.
Taco Seasoning - Budget Friendly Seasoning for Tacos, Burritos
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 4 1.25 oz (7 tsp )Packets
2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
2 tablespoons cumin, we love cumin- feel free to adjust to your taste
2 teaspoons oregano, preferably Mexican oregano
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 1/2 tablespoons onion flakes (minced dried onion) or 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, omit if you like it mild and increase if you like it spicier
1 teaspoon salt, adjust for your taste the salt helps to keep it fresh when storing
Mix all spices together.
Store in airtight container. Will keep for 6 months to a year.
7 teaspoons of this spice mix is the equivalent of one 1.25 oz packet of store bought taco seasoning. This recipe makes the equivalent of 4 spice packets.
To make tacos- mix 7 tsp (or 2 T and 1 t) to 1 lb ground meat that has been browned and drained of fat. Add 3/4 cup water and stir to blend. Cook til water has evaporated.