I’m not on my frugal high horse with this homemade DIY taco seasoning. I know that taco seasoning packets aren’t going to break the bank, they cost like $0.69. But, by making this spice blend I am not contributing to senseless packaging waste and I know exactly what is in my spice blend. No starchy fillers here.
The following recipe will fill a 3 oz glass jar. I used these nifty little jars that I found on clearance. You can use virtually any type of container, just make sure that it is air tight!
3 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
I combined all of the spices in a small mixing bowl and stirred them together really well. I also gave the jar a good shake once all the spices were in.
So, now you have this delicious homemade taco seasoning. What are you going to use it for (besides tacos, obvs)? While I was sick last week, Mr. Daisy made this delicious One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta Skillet that the entire family loved! It’s basically like a homemade version of hamburger helper. What I really love is that it is a one pot, 30 minute dish. It’s even quicker to make if you prep your meat ahead of time! I have successfully used rotini and elbow pasta in this recipe.
1lb ground beef, venison or turkey
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch of black pepper
3.5 tbsp of our homemade taco seasoning (or 1 packer store bought)
2 cups water
1 cup salsa
8 oz uncooked elbow or rotini pasta
~1.5 c shredded Taco style cheese
Optional toppings: cilantro, fresh tomato, sour cream
(Skip 1-4 if you have prepped your meat already)
This recipe tastes just as good as leftovers the next day! If you’re looking for a new, fun, quick & easy recipe to add to your arsenal – this One Pot Cheesy Taco Pasta Skillet will fit the bill!
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