Homemade Taco Seasoning (GF/DF/YF)

Since we can no longer buy our taco seasoning packets from the store due to allergies and sensitivities, I adapted the recipe I found in the Make a Mix cookbook.  It looks just like the store stuff, tastes wonderful, and is cheaper to make than the store packages.  Here is my go-to recipe:

Sheila’s Taco Seasoning Mix (Gluten, Dairy, & Yeast Free)

Small Batch                                               Large Batch

¼ cup dried minced onion                    1 cup dried minced onion

2 tbsp salt                                            ½ cup salt

2 tbsp chili powder                               ½ cup chili powder

1 tbsp cornstarch*                               ¼ cup cornstarch*

1 tbsp crushed dried red pepper          ¼ cup dried red pepper

1 tbsp dried minced garlic                     ¼ cup minced garlic

1 tbsp dried cumin                                ¼ cup cumin

1 ½ tsp dried oregano                          2 tbsp dried oregano

*Substitute arrowroot powder if needed for the cornstarch.

To mix:

Measure and place all ingredients in medium sized bowl.

Use a wire whisk and mix thoroughly.

Place in airtight container and label it (see photo above).   Can store on shelf for up to six months.  *Makes 6 recipes of taco meat.  Add more cumin, pepper, or chili powder for more zest.  Shake container to remix ingredients before measuring into recipes.

Taco Meat

1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey

2 tbsp (slightly rounded) taco seasoning mix

½ cup water

Brown meat, drain excess grease.  Sprinkle seasoning mix over the meat, stir in water.  Bring to a near boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.

Recipes to use with this meat:

Tacos, Burritos, Taco Salad, Taco Taters, Mexican Lasagna, Loaded Nachos, Mexican Omelet, Taco Soup

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