For some reason, everything at the grocery store keeps costing more and more. Something as simple as taco seasoning, when purchased by the packet or even by the small can, really adds up. I often make tacos or taco salad for dinner. Everyone, whether its just hubby and me or the whole crew, can add their own personal toppings and dressing. I tend to make 2 or 3 pounds of taco meat, as well as 1 package of taco soy crumbles for our vegetarian daughter. That requires a lot of taco seasoning!

I decided this week, after purchasing a small can of mix for $3.00, to break down and make my own. I’ve heard its very easy, better for you than the mix, and extremely cost efficient. I plan to purchase any ingredients I don’t already have and put the mix together this weekend. I will let you know how it goes.
Here’s the recipe I will follow:
4 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
Couple pinches of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons paprika
2 tablespoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon table salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
Mix all ingredients well and store in an airtight container. Place in freezer for great, long-lasting flavor. Mix 2 full tablespoons of mix and 1 cup of water to each pound of hamburger meat.

Thanks for your comments!