After the end of the holidays I discovered I have ridiculous amount of ground beef stocked up in the freezer. When I say I have a ridiculous amount – I mean ridiculous!
There has to be at least 10 lbs of ground beef in there. You know me… I can't resist a good sale!
Perhaps I should put a little more effort into my meal planning. lol
Considering the treasure trove of ground beef I re-discovered, we're going to have lots of tacos over the next little while. Tacos are one of my family's favorite things to eat so no complaints here! 🙂
In this post I share with you my easy recipe for homemade taco seasoning.
It's no secret that making your own seasoning mixes are a great way to save money when compared to buying the packets you can find in stores. This is especially true if you make a lot of tacos – like me!
Buying spices in bulk and preparing your own mixes is much less expensive than purchasing the packets from the store – plus homemade mixes can be made fresh when you need them.
I just love mixing up my own ingredients too. The fragrance of everything coming together is just spectacular. 🙂
Just look at those little spice mountains!
To use the taco seasoning, you just need to use 3 – 4 tsps of the combined seasoning for every 1 lb of meat. You can adjust this amount depending on your preferences though.
Also for a different take on this, you could try substituting the cayenne for some chipotle powder. I've done this a couple of times and it's amazing!
I hope you enjoy this recipe! 😀
- 6 tbsps chili powder
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 4 tsp smoked paprika
- 2 tbsps + 1 tsp cumin
- 1½ tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1½ tsp pepper
- ¼ tsp cayenne
- ½ - 1 tsp pepper flakes
- Combine all ingredients thoroughly and store in an air tight container.
- Use 3 - 4 tsp of the seasoning mix for every 1 lb of meat. Feel free to adjust how much seasoning is used depending on how spicy you like it.
Also for a different take on this, you could substitute the cayenne pepper for chipotle powder
I'd love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment in the comment section below! 😀