Taco Seasoning Mix

TACO SEASONING MIX

2 teaspoons instant minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon crushed dried red pepper
1/2 teaspoon instant minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

Mix all ingredients together well. Store in tightly sealed bag or container. TO MAKE TACO FILLING: Brown 1-1/2 lb. lean ground beef in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Drain excess fat. Add 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons of Taco Seasoning Mix. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Makes filling for 8 to 10 tacos.
Yield: About 2 tablespoons mix, equal to 1 average package. (This recipe multiplies well, but should be used within 6 months.)

Homemade Taco Seasoning

• 1 cup dried minced onion
• 1/3 cup chili powder
• 2 tablespoons cumin
• 4 teaspoons crushed red pepper
• 1 tablespoon oregano
• 4 teaspoons garlic powder
• 2 teaspoons onion powder
Combine all ingredients and store in a cool, dry place. To use, a general guideline is 1 tablespoon for every pound of ground meat; adjust to your family’s taste.

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