Friday, November 12, 2010

Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

I love this taco seasoning mix recipe that I found from a blog friend, Sara.

I've tried a couple other homemade mix recipes in the past but didn't care for them.  This one is definitely a keeper! And the best thing is, you control the ingredients - no MSG or any other odd ingredients. 

Taco Seasoning Mix
1/4 c. chili powder
2 Tb. cumin
1/2 Tb. black pepper
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. oregano
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cayenne

Mix spices and keep in an airtight container.
Add 2 1/2 Tb. spice mix (more or less to taste) plus 1/2 c. water to 1 lb. of browned ground beef.
Simmer 10 - 15 minutes. 

(Next time I'm going to add try adding some dry minced onion to the mix.)

Earlier this week, I cooked up 8 lbs. of taco meat! I used one for that night's dinner and froze the rest. I've been wanting to do that for quite a while! I also froze some in little 1 c. containers because my boys like to put it on chips and cheese for lunch.


Nancy said...

That sounds so delicious and I really like your method of saving the taco meat in small batches for lunch! We never have that for lunch, but it sounds delightful!

Sara K. said...

Yay! I'm so glad you liked the taco seasoning recipe!! :) What a great idea to freeze it in batches too -- SO simple and easy!