Taco Seasoning Mix
2 tsp instant minced onion
1 tsp salt
1 tsp chilli powder
1/2 tsp corn starch
1/2 tsp crushed dried red pepper
1/2 tsp instant minced garlic
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp ground cumin
Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until evenly distributed. Spoon mixture onto a 6-inch square of aluminum foil and fold to make airtight. Label. Store in a cool, dry place. Use within 6 months. Makes 1 package (about 2 tablespoons) taco seasoning mix. To make additional packages, increase ingredient amounts proportionately.
1 lb ground beef (browned)
1/2 c. water
1pkg taco seasoning mix (from above)
Simmer for a few minutes in a skillet stirring occasionally. Makes filling for 8-10 tacos.
It seems like I am always forgetting to buy this at the store. I stumbled upon this recipe, and I make a big batch of it whenever I need it. It is handy to have in emergencies or if you just want to save money making your own mixes!