Deals to Meals: Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Deals to Meals / Friday, January 2nd, 2015
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Deals to Meals: Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

This is a staple in our house.  Way more healthy than the little packets laden with msg.

My husband prefers the taste of the homemade version over the commercial stuff.   Taco seasoning is quick to mix up on the fly.  Though you could mix up little batches and seal them individually in small ziplocks or make packets with tinfoil.

Or, (do what I do and) make a big batch and store in a mason jar.  I’ve also made this without the cornstarch and water and it was great!

When I make this, I just sprinkle the mixed seasoning into the meat, then add the water to the meat and mix it all up.  I don’t mix the seasonings in with the water.

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
(Makes enough for 1 lb of meat.)
1 teaspoon ground cumin (this is what gives it that taco taste we all know and love)
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon crushed red peppers
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon oregano

Directions: Combine browned meat and seasonings with 1/4 cup of water.  Stir until combined.

Big Batch of Taco Seasoning Mix
(Makes a little under 2 cups, and is good for about 12 lbs of meat.  Store in a mason jar or tupperware container.)
15 teaspoons ground cumin
15 teaspoons salt
15 teaspoons chili powder
7 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
7 1/2 teaspoons crushed red peppers
7 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
7 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
7 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
3 3/4 teaspoons oregano

Directions: Combine 1 lb of browned meat and 7 teaspoons of seasonings with 1/4 cup of water.  Stir until combined.

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