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Monday, November 5

Making My Own- Taco Seasoning!

Welcome to another installment of "Making My Own".  Okay, how much do you hate spending 50-75 cents on a packet of taco seasoning and it only has like 3 tablespoons of mix in it? And how many times have you thought you had taco seasoning and after dumping all your spice packets on the floor realize that you are out?
THIS is why I started making my own taco seasoning! And guess what? I had all the ingredients at home already, which meant those times that I was 'out', I really wasn't!
I adapted this recipe from because I thought it was a little Chili Powder heavy. I have since used it in 3-4 recipes calling for taco seasoning and I feel GREAT knowing it cost me less and taste even a little better than the stuff you find in the store, plus I'm sure it's healthier. I read somewhere that the packets have silica in them.... no bueno!

3/4 T chili powder
1 T cumin
1 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper

And now that I've started making a lot of my own spices and mixes I've been recycling empty bottles. Recognize what kind of container this used to be?

If you have anything you've ever thought about making on your own, comment and I'll try it out for you!

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  1. You're so right! I started making my own taco seasoning awhile ago, and rarely buy the packets anymore. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

  2. This is such a great idea. I always knew I could make my own, but wasn't exactly sure how. Now I know! As soon as my taco seasoning runs out this is what I'll be using. Thanks, Laura!

  3. "3/4 T chili powder"

    Is that Tablespoon or Teaspoon? I know T is usually tablespoon, but I've never seen a measurement written out as Three Fourths of a Tablespoon. So I thought I'd check.

  4. Yup, it is a different measurement, but 3/4 of a tablespoon is correct. I personally felt the original recipe was a little chili powder heavy. Feel free to experiment with what you like :)

  5. This is funny, because yesterday I added 1/2 a tsp of Hot Chili powder to my commercial package of taco mix for dinner last night. What's sad is it cost me at least a dollar for that taco mix. Note to self: stop buying packages of taco mix.


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