During times of economic difficulty most of us look for ways to cut back on our expenses. Often one of the first places people look at for reducing their budget is food. Some people will start by cutting back on eating out and then turn to reducing expenses in their own kitchen.
One way to cut back on expenses yet continue to eat the foods you love while maintaining their quality is to make mixes from scratch rather than pay the extra cost tacked on by manufacturers for the labor and packaging used to provide their convenience. A mix that is easy to make and costs about 1/10th of what you would pay for a packet of mix is Taco Seasoning.
This recipe makes a really good tasting taco. It is easy to make, inexpensive, keeps well, and my son loves it so much I at one time made a big batch, packaged it nicely, and gave it to him as a gift. He loved it!!!
Here is my recipe for Taco Seasoning Mix:
TACO SEASONING MIX
5 t Cayenne pepper
20 t Chili powder
10 t Cumin, ground
20 t Garlic powder
20 T Minced dried onions
5 t Salt
10 T Flour
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.
When ready to make your Tacos, add 4 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning Mix to 1 pound ground meat and 1/2 cup water. Mix and simmer in a pan until cooked.