Saturday, February 6, 2010

Homemade Taco Seasoning - So Easy, So Cheap!

I've been using the following recipe for almost a year now.  Have you ever wanted to whip up a quick batch of Taco Soup or needed Taco Seasoning for something but didn't have it in the house?  I was on a big Salsa Chicken kick last year - and found that I'd start to make it only to find I didn't have one of those precious Old El Paso seasoning packets in the house.  Well, instead of making a trip to the grocery store just for some taco seasoning, you can pretty much just open up your spice cabinet and make your own.  The following recipe equates to 1 package of taco seasoning:  (and to be all legal and all, I grabbed it off by clicking HERE)

1 tbsp. chili powder
2 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. ground oregano
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix all ingredients together. Makes 3 tablespoon seasoning mix. Equivalent to a 1 1/4 ounce package of commercial taco seasoning.

If you use taco seasoning a lot, I suggest getting a container at BJ's.  I think it's like 6 bucks.  I was going to grab one a few weeks ago but my BJ's didn't have it in stock.  I checked again last week, and again, not in stock.  Boo. 

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