I found this out accidentally one night when I ran out of store bought packets and I had two starving boys and one skillet of unseasoned meat.
I went to Allrecipes.com and found this recipe for taco seasoning and it has quickly become a family favorite!
I don't know why.....but I was amazed that my spices looked exactly like the store packet?!?
So here is the recipe from Allrecipes.com:
1 Tab. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (I think I'll add more next time!)
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. paprika
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
I only use ground turkey now instead of ground beef for all of my cooking. Because turkey makes hardly any grease, I had to add at least 3/4 cup of water to my skillet with the seasoning.
This recipe is so much better that store bought....there were actually shouts of "These are the best tacos that we have ever had!" and "I love how spicy these are!"
I love the fact that I can cut back on the amount of salt I add to the recipe!
If you are looking for another money saving recipe, try my Chili's knock-off fajita's meal!
What are you having for dinner