Monday, September 5, 2011

Homemade Taco Seasoning



3 1/2 Tbs chili powder
4 1/2 tsp cumin
2 tsp paprika
3 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
3/4 tsp cayenne pepper (adjust your level of heat!)

Directions for seasoning mix:

1)  Mix and store in an airtight container.

Directions for making taco meat:

1)  Brown 1 pound ground beef until no longer pink.
2)  Drain fat.
3)  Add 1-2 TBS homemade seasoning, to taste.
4)  Add 1/4 cup water.
5)  Mix thoroughly; simmer for 5 minutes.
6)  Enjoy!

Note:  This is a great freezer recipe.  Make your taco meat following the above recipe; let cool.  Transfer into quart-size freezer bags.  Remove as much air as possible.  Freeze!  These packets can be thawed quickly for an easy lunch or quick dinner!

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  1. Oh yay! Thank you for sharing your taco seasoning recipe! Do you have one for making spaghetti seasoning & meatloaf? Those are two seasoning recipes I'm still looking for... Thanks!

  2. I was just looking for a taco seasoning recipe yesterday!

    New follower from Wednesday's blog hop!

  3. Thank you so much, I'm always running out of taco seasoning. I've bookmarked it :)

  4. such a great thing to have on hand...thanks for sharing with us at the supper club!

  5. Hi Ellen,
    This looks like a great idea, just make several batches and put it in the freezer then it is ready to go. I really like the idea of the Homemade Spice. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Looks delish.

    Thanks for sharing with us at
    Simply Delish Saturday

  7. We've been searching for a good Taco Mix - can't wait to try this one out!


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