Making your own seasonings at home can save money on the cost of groceries. The following article by Stephanie Manley tells you how to make your own taco seasoning mix. Frugal recipes save money!
Frugal Recipes: How to Make Taco Seasoning Mix at Home
by Stephanie Manley
Did you know you can make your own taco seasoning mix at home, and in your own kitchen? Sure there are expensive taco seasoning mixes available at the grocery store. Why should you pay for expensive seasoning mixes when it is very likely that your pantry has everything you need inside of it right now to make a delicious taco seasoning mix.
Here is my basic recipe for making homemade taco seasoning mix.
6 teaspoons chili powder
5 teaspoons paprika
4 1/2 teaspoons cumin
2 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
3 teaspoons onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Combine all ingredients together, and mix well. This should be stored in an airtight container for up to six months.
You can vary this recipe, sometimes I like to add some oregano to my mix. Smoked chipotle peppers and ancho pepper are also nice additions, as they will create delicious flavors. One of the best things about making your own spice blend is that you get to change and modify the recipe for your personal tastes. If you like spicy food, you can add more cayenne pepper. If you don’t like it so spicy, you can leave the cayenne pepper out of the recipe.
To use this seasoning mix, simply use 3 tablespoons and a cup of water once you have browned one pound of ground beef. Simply add the seasoning mix, and water, and allow the water to reduce by 1/2 and you have some tacos that have been seasoned perfectly, and you did it all yourself without having to buy a commercial mix.
Stephanie Manley is the author of CopyKat.com’s Dining out in the Home, and writes content for http://www.copykat.com. If you have tried it in a restaurant, you can make it at home.
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