Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Homemade Taco Seasoning

As I have stated before, our family loves tacos. We have some form of them about every other week. Which means that we go through a lot of taco seasoning.

I used to buy a large jar of it from the local warehouse club. But we rarely went anymore so we let our membership end.

Well, I just ran out. I did buy some packages at the local store. However, there is a lot of sodium in them and I am supposed to be watching my sodium. Not to mention that everyone knows it is cheaper to buy a large container of taco seasoning than it is to buy the little packets.

In addition to that, our family is trying to eat less processed foods, more healthy, made from scratch food. So I thought I would try my hand at making my own taco seasoning.

I made it today and it was super easy, I had all the ingredients already on hand. I mixed it up and used it for dinner. And it was very good, just as good as the store bought. Only I know exactly what is in this recipe. There are no additives, nothing I can't pronounce, just straight spices. Plus, I reduced the amount of sodium  that the recipe called for.

I will add a little less to the meat next time. I used hormone free ground chicken this time. And I added too much spice because it had quite a little kick to it!

I found my recipe in my absolutely favorite frugal book, Miserly Moms: Living Well on Less in a Tough Economy. But I am sure you can search for the recipe online and find many to choose from.

Not having additives and knowing exactly what is in my food works for me.

This post is linked to Works for Me Wednesday.

1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of making a huge batch like that, I stopped using packet seasonings after Toby's diagnosis but never thought to make a big batch. I will have to make me up some jars of Chili and Taco seasoning now!