A few weeks ago I was eye-balling my pantry, trying to decide what I could cook with my current ingredients. As usual, I turned to one of my all-time favorite websites, Supercook. It takes very little time to enter your ingredients into your free Supercook account. Then the website searches the Internet and tells you what recipes you can cook with your current ingredients. You can save recipes in your account, and come back for them later.
Anyhow, I had never considered making my own taco seasoning, but what a great idea! Supercook suggested this great recipe from Food.com. I made two batches of the seasoning, put it in plastic bags, and labeled it with directions for cooking. We’ve had it twice in the last week, and it’s as good as any store-bought mix. I love that it’s “free,” using ingredients I already have on hand!
Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 teaspoons instant minced onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 3/4 teaspoons chili powder
- 3/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon beef bouillon
- 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
Brown and drain ground beef.
Add taco seasoning ingredients, ¾ cup warm water and stir.
Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer to desired consistency.