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Homemade Taco Seasoning in Bulk! (+ Organic Option)

Here’s the “bulk taco seasoning” I bought at the store – but no more of that!

Between my husband and four boys, we can really shovel in some food at suppertime.  One of the cheapest and best-loved dinners I can make is Taco Night.  Or Enchilada Night.  Or Quesadilla Night.  Or Chicken Fajita Night… you get the picture.  But I can’t tell you how many times I’ve got my meat browning and I reach up to the spice cabinet for taco seasoning, only to realize I’m out.  “ARRGGHH!!” I yell – causing my husband to look up for a second from his PlayStation game…

Also, paying $1 per package is not cost-effective, not when you can make your own taco seasoning in bulk!  So today, I’m sharing a recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning.  I used this one and this one as the basis for mine, one has been rated 5 Stars 2300 times, and one is from the Taste of Home Test Kitchens.  It has to be good, right?

On another note – I just found this other recipe while looking for mine – and this girl made me laugh!

Basic Recipe: (2-3 Tbsp = 1 Package)

  • 1/2 Cup chili powder
  • 1/4 Cup ground cumin
  • 2 Tsp of Onion Powder or 2 Tbsp of Dried Minced Onion
  • 2 Tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Tsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 Tsp of Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 Tsp of Salt
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 Tsp Pepper (If you like it spicy, sub out part of the black pepper with cayenne)
  • 2 Tbsp + 2 Tsp Cornstarch  (This will give it that little bit of thickening agent that most packages have)

Put it all in a jar or storage container and shake it like a polaroid picture.  2-3 Tablespoons of this is equivalent to one packet of seasoning.  This will make enough to last about 8-10 dinners, depending on how much you use each time.

The best part is that you’ll know EXACTLY what is in it -and what’s not in it (MSG, maltodextrin, monosodium glutamate, silicon dioxide, theoxyquin and BHT, partially hydrogenated soybean oil)

Great Deal on Organic Bulk Spices:

Interested in making it organic, and getting a really good deal on bulk spices?  Amazon is having an AWESOME sale on Frontier Certified Organic Spices in bulk bags – they are marked down as low as 60% OFF!  Go in with a few friends to buy these and divide them up amongst yourselves for less out of pocket expense.

Chili Powder
Cumin
Paprika

Oregano
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder

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Comments

  1. Ha…shake it like a Polaroid picture..that’s fantastic.

  2. Great recipe. Just thought I would share that you can get the spices in the recipe for 99 cents each if you have an Aldis near you.

    http://www.thecouponhigh.net/2012/01/aldisa-great-place-to-get-spices-a-low-carb-pork-recipe-for-you/

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  1. […] put the frozen porkloin in the crockpot and put 1/4 cup of Taco seasoning and 2/3 cup water on top and turned the crockpot on low. I didn’t touch it again until 5 pm. […]

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