Jamie here! Between my husband and four boys, we really know how to shovel in some food at suppertime. One of the cheapest and most-loved dinners I can make is Taco Night. Or Enchilada Night. Or Quesadilla Night. Or Chicken Fajita Night… you get the picture. (See all our Mexican Recipes here!)
But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve got my meat browning and I reach up to the spice cabinet for taco seasoning, only to realize I’m out. “ARRGGHH!!” (so frustrating).
Here’s the “bulk taco seasoning” I bought at the store – but no more of that!
Also, paying $1 per package is not cost-effective, not when you can make your own taco seasoning in bulk! So today, I’m sharing a recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning. I used this one and this one as the basis for mine, one has been rated 5 Stars 2300 times, and one is from the Taste of Home Test Kitchens. It has to be good, right?
Basic Recipe: (2-3 Tbsp = 1 Package)
- 1/2 Cup chili powder
- 1/4 Cup ground cumin
- 2 Tsp of Onion Powder or 2 Tbsp of Dried Minced Onion
- 2 Tsp garlic powder
- 2 Tsp dried oregano
- 2 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbsp + 1 Tsp of Paprika
- 2 Tbsp + 1 Tsp of Salt
- 2 Tbsp + 1 Tsp Pepper (If you like it spicy, sub out part of the black pepper with cayenne)
- 2 Tbsp + 2 Tsp Cornstarch (This will give it that little bit of thickening agent that most packages have)
Put it all in a jar or storage container and shake it like a polaroid picture. 2-3 Tablespoons of this is equivalent to one packet of seasoning. This will make enough to last about 8-10 dinners, depending on how much you use each time.
The best part is that you’ll know EXACTLY what is in it -and what’s not in it (MSG, maltodextrin, monosodium glutamate, silicon dioxide, theoxyquin and BHT, partially hydrogenated soybean oil)
Great Deal on Organic Bulk Spices:
Interested in making it organic, and getting a really good deal on bulk spices? Amazon is having an AWESOME sale on Frontier Certified Organic Spices in bulk bags – they are marked down as low as 60% OFF! Go in with a few friends to buy these and divide them up amongst yourselves for less out of pocket expense.
See more recipes from our Recipe Box HERE!