I will admit that it took me a while to actually try this recipe. I kept meaning to but I’d be missing an ingredient or it just seemed easier to buy a packet of taco seasoning. Finally though, I did bite the bullet and boy am I glad I did! Not only do I love it but my family enjoys it as well! The recipe is for one serving but you could easily make up a bunch all at once. The bonus is that it’s something my girls can help with, and I will take anything they can help with (they looooove to help mommy in the kitchen). Not only do I use this for tacos, but I also use it for enchiladas and homemade refried beans. I love knowing exactly what is in my food.
Having said all that, here is the recipe. I got it from the Make a Mix cookbook. Someday soon I will do a review on these cookbooks. They are amazing!
Homemade Taco Seasoning
2 teaspoons instant minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
½ teaspoon Cornstarch
½ teaspoon crushed dried red pepper
½ teaspoon instant minced garlic (I use garlic powder)
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until evenly distributed. Store in an air tight container. This recipe makes one package of taco seasoning. If you are planning on making a large batch, two tablespoons is one serving.
To make taco meat add ½ cup of water and seasoning mix to a pound of meat.