Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bulk Taco Seasoning Mix

 

We are having taco salad for dinner tonight.  I always cook up my hamburger and add taco seasonings to it before adding it to my salad.  I realized this morning I was out of taco seasoning and it was time to make more.  This is another product that I make myself now.  We are not real big fans of the taste of the taco seasonings I use to buy from my health food co-op and I wonder about MSG in it as well (the grocery store stuff definitely is full of yucky things typically).  I recently was reading an article (wish I could remember where now.. maybe Dr. Mercola? If I find it I will give the link).  It said that if a product lists “spices” in their ingredient list and they purchase bulk mixed spices from a supplier that adds MSG to their spice mix then the company that uses the spice mix does not have to claim that it contains MSG. So basically something can say it is MSG free but still may contain MSG if they have the word "spices" listed in the ingredients.  If you have MSG sensitivities like my hubby does or you just want to avoid it for health reasons …  read your labels carefully!   


Taco mix is so easy to make. It takes less than 15 minutes to make up a batch, the recipe doubles easily.  I usually make a double batch but today I did not have enough dried onion, so I settled for a single batch.   


Bulk Taco Seasoning Mix





¾ c dried onions
½ c chili powder
¼ c salt
3T garlic powder
3T cornstarch
3T ground cumin
1T to 3T cayenne pepper (depending on how hot you like it) 


Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Store in plastic or glass container with a lid. 


It takes approx. 3T of this mix to equal one packet that you would buy in the store.   


This recipe makes about 2 cups.  I store it in a canning jar in my cupboard.



 


 


 

7 comments:

  1. thanks - I need to try to make that soon.

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  2. I'll definitely try this soon. I have a sensitive stomach when it comes to packaged taco seasoning and many other seasonings so am always on the look out for homemade :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  3. Thank you for posting this, I am just about to run out of the one I have on hand.

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  4. I will try this when we run out. Almost all of your reciepes (I think everyone I have tried but two and I've tried a lot) have been a BIG hit in our family. Please keep posting all the good stuff. I love reading your blog.

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  5. I have been looking for a recipe for this thank you mary1day

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  6. Can't wait to make this, looks easy! Thanks for the MSG warning, I'll keep a closer look for sure!



    Blessing's,

    Heidi

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  7. Thanks for posting this. Ive often tried to make my own because of the cost of the individual packages yet mine never taste right. I will def. try this one.

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