I haven’t bought a packet of taco seasoning mix in years because when I make tacos I do this. But sometimes recipes call for a packet of taco seasoning mix and just a bit of cumin doesn’t seem like it will do the trick. Try this instead, courtesy of Make-A-Mix. Actually that’s a newer version of the copy I have, that I bought at a garage sale about 15 years ago. But I’m betting they still have good things in there.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
- 2 tsp minced dried onion
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp dried red pepper
- 1/2 tsp dried minced garlic or garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- This makes the equivalent of 1 packet of taco seasoning mix.
- Make multiple packets by laying out squares of aluminum foil are small snack baggies and adding the spices assembling line style. Add the dried onion to each bag, then the salt then the chili powder, etc.
For tacos, brown 1 pound of ground beef in a skillet until there’s no more pink, stirring as you go. Drain excess fat, Add 1/2 cup water and one recipe of this taco seasoning mix. Stir well, then lower the heat until it’s at a low simmer. Stir now and then and simmer for 10 minutes or so. This should fill 10 -12 tacos.