The Nesting Skills Series is all about making your own home-made versions for various store-bought products. You can see all the posts in the Nesting Skills Archive here. Today I have a fabulous recipe for homemade taco seasoning mix to share.
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It’s usually frightening to read the list of ingredients on the back of of store bought mixes! A number of taco mixes include silica and MSG not to mention way too much salt! You don’t have to worry about preservatives and other “extras” that manufacturer’s add to store bought seasoning mixes when you make your own mixes. Regardless if that is an issue for you or not, it’s just a good recipe to have on hand in case you run out of your usual taco seasoning. One less trip to the store!
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
3 Tbsp. Chili powder
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. Paprika
1 Tbsp. Cumin
2 tsp. Oregano
2 tsp. onion flakes
1 tsp.red pepper flakes
¾ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight jar.
Use 2 Tbsp. of mix to season 1 lb. of ground beef. This recipe will cover 3-4 batches of taco meat- adjust using more or less to your taste.
These small 4 oz. mason jars hold this recipe perfectly, if you want make more, simply move up a jar size. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 months.
This taco seasoning mix is very easy to make and you probably have the required ingredients already on hand! Plus you can alter this to your liking – play with the amounts if you like a spicer or milder version.
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About Jody: I am a Florida girl through and through living the semi-country, small town life. I am making my way through it with my amazing hubby, 2 beautiful kids, 2 of the best Dachshunds to ever walk the face of the earth, massive amounts of coffee and a whole lot of Jesus. I homeschool, craft, cook, scrapbook, garden, raid the thrift shops, snap 1,000’s of photos, and read when I can grab a spare minute (which is rare). You can find me blogging at Simply Southern Sunshine.