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Taco Seasoning Recipe

Taco Seasoning MixToday’s post is a recipe that is great to use in replacement of those store-bought taco seasoning packets. Chances are you already have most of the ingredients on hand in your pantry. Why not whip up a batch to have this seasoning mix on hand for the next time you have a hankering to make tacos? I figure about 2 tablespoons – 3 tablespoons of this mix {mixed with about 2/3 cup of water} is enough to season about 1 pound of ground meat. Start with the lesser amount, and if you desire a little more flavor-punch, add a little more.

The basic recipe makes about 4 tablespoons of mix. Depending on how heavily you like your meat seasoned, it is possible to have enough for about 2 pounds of meat. I also multiplied the basic recipe by 10 {using this recipe calculator}, which will make approximately 40 tablespoons of the mix – which is enough seasoning for anywhere from 13-20 pounds of meat/meals, depending again on how heavily you season the meat. Just store the mix in a tightly sealed container and measure out what you need for a specific meal! Enjoy and let me know how you like this homemade taco seasoning packet replacement recipe! -Shelley

Taco Seasoning “Packet Replacement” Recipe
*Use 2T-3T of mix + 2/3 cup water per 1 pound of cooked ground meat

Basic recipe – makes about 4 Tablespoons of mix
1 T chili powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/8 t cayenne pepper
1/4 dried oregano
1/2 t paprika
1 1/2 t cumin powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground black pepper
1 t brown sugar
1 t cornstarch

Taco Seasoning Mix

Basic recipe x 10 – makes about 40 Tablespoons of mix
1/2 c + 2 T {or 10 T} chili powder
1 T + 2 t {or 5 t} garlic powder
1 T + 2 t {or 5 t} onion powder
1 1/4 t cayenne pepper
2 1/2 t dried oregano
1 T + 2 t {or 5 t} paprika
5 T {or 15 t} cumin powder
1 T + 2 t {or 5 t} salt
1 T + 2 t {or 5 t} ground black pepper
3 T + 1 t {or 10 t} brown sugar
3 T + 1 t {or 10 t} cornstarch

Taco Seasoning Mix

In a large mixing bowl add all ingredients. Whisk together well. If not using right away, store in an airtight container. Label to make sure you know what is in the container as well!

Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning Mix

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