We frugal foodies have unique challenges that normal shoppers don’t. This little segment aims to help by offering:
- Stockpile-cooking ideas
- Clever Casseroles in which to hide your leftovers from the hubby & kids
- Kitchen tips & tricks
- Freezer-cooking recipes & planning
- And really, everything but the kitchen sink!
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Posted by: Jamie
Between my husband and four boys and the big-eating that goes on around here, 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!!
And that’s not all- I am sick of paying $1 for a tiny packet of taco seasoning, and those things hardly EVER go on sale! So for this week’s Pantry Cooking Saturday, I’m sharing a recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning. I got this one off of Allrecipes because it has 5 Stars- rated by over 1100 people. It looks like a good basic recipe- and of course you can alter it for your family according to taste! If this turns out well, I can already imagine cute little shakers of Taco Seasoning with little homemade tags….Christmas Presents!!!!!
(Quadrupled from the original found on Allrecipes, to make it worth the effort!)
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon black pepper
2-3 Tablespoons of this is about equivalent to one packet of seasoning. This will make enough to last you a few dinners, depending on how much you use each time. Alter to taste. You can find another version for this recipe HERE - I really like hers as well!
*A good place to buy cheap spices in bulk is Wal-Mart or Wholesale/Salvage Grocery Stores
Do you have a good recipes for bulk seasoning? Share it with us!