We eat a lot of Mexican food here. It’s often an easy meal that requires few ingredients. I’ve never been one for using those little packets of Taco Seasoning you buy in the store, but I do like to add some sort of seasoning to the ground beef we use to make our Mexican dishes. This usually consists of chili powder and cumin, salt and pepper, but I was never satisfied with the taste (especially when the kids did the cooking/seasoning!).
I ran across a taco seasoning recipe on Pinterest that was just about right, but as always the portions were WAY too small. I don’t want to mix up seasoning EVERY time I cook!
After a few tweaks, Ty has declared this DELICIOUS – so, here’s our adapted recipe in bulk form!
Bulk Taco Seasoning
4 Tablespoons chili powder
9 Tablespoons paprika
3 Tablespoons cumin
2 tablespoon onion powder
2 tablespoon salt (we REALLY like RealSalt)
5 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne or ground red pepper
Mix well and store in a sealed container. I just use an old seasoning container with a “new” handwritten label.
I like to just shake it on the meat and eyeball it, but if you want to be super scientific, use about 4 tsp per 1 pound of ground beef.
Quick Note: I try to only use 2 lbs of hamburger for our family of 9 no matter what the dish is, and I only made the transition from 1 lb to 2 lbs a couple of children ago. This is just one way to save money when you are cooking for a large family.
Speaking of large families…