We eat a lot of Mexican food here. Â It’s often an easy meal that requires few ingredients. Â 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. Â 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. Â 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 powderÂ
9 TablespoonsÂ paprikaÂ
3 TablespoonsÂ cuminÂ
2 tablespoon onion powderÂ
2 tablespoon salt (we REALLY like RealSalt)
5Â teaspoons garlic powderÂ
1/2Â teaspoon cayenne or ground red pepper
Mix well and store in a sealed container. Â 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 aboutÂ 4 tsp per 1 pound of ground beef.
Quick Note: Â I try to only use 2 lbs of hamburger for our family of 9 no matter whatÂ the dish is, and I only made the transition from 1 lb to 2 lbs a couple of children ago. Â This is just one way to save money when you are cooking for a large family.
Speaking of large families…