But since I am very sensitive to MSG, I had to find an alternative to the traditional seasonings packets. In my effort to find a healthier choice, I also found a very economical one.
By mixing up the seasonings myself using bulk herbs, I not only know exactly what went in, but I can control the heat depending on the taste buds of my audience.
it’s very easy to double or even triple a batch for just a few cents more.
This can be made ahead and stored in a plastic bag or container, but I always just mix it up as needed. It’s quite fast and very easy.
Taco Seasoning Mix
2 tsp. instant onion
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
crushed dried red pepper to taste
Equals 1 pkg of taco seasoning mix.
To use, brown and drain 1 lb. of ground meat. Add seasoning mix an 1 cup of water. Simmer 10-15 minutes.