I’ve been making my own taco seasoning for years, too many to count. It started as a way to save money, then it morphed into a way to make sure all ingredients were gluten-free, then into wholesome real food ingredients. By making my own bulk seasoning I save big and control the ingredients: quality and quantity.
I buy seasonings and herbs in bulk. Chili powder, I buy through amazon. I buy dried onions in #10 cans, salt in 10lb buckets, and other spices from BJ’s (like Costco). This makes for frugal seasoning mixes, and the quality of frontier spices surpasses that of what you’ll find in any ole store.
*HELPFUL TIP: Save old Parmesan cheese lids, they fit standard mason jars and are perfect for your own bulk seasoning mixes especially when given as gifts.
This recipe makes about 4 1/2 cups of seasoning mix. Great for large families or to give as gifts. To season taco meat, use 1 1/2 tablespoons of seasoning and 2 tablespoons of water per 1lb of meat or 2 cups of beans.
An easy do-it-yourself taco seasoning mix. This makes a large batch about 4 1/2 cups. Great for the large family or to give as gifts.
- 2 cups dried onions
- 1 cup chili powder
- 1/3 cup cumin, ground
- 1/3 cup salt
- 1/3 cup garlic powder
- 1/4 cup cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons onion salt
- In a large bowl combine spices, mix with a whisk until thoroughly combined.
- Transfer to jars and seal.
- Store in a cool dark place.
- Use 1 1/2 tablespoons per lb. or meat with 2 tablespoons of water.
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