There are a couple of recipes that I rely on, especially the taco seasoning.  Many of my herbs and spices are purchased in bulk . These are only some of them.  The top row is three containers deep and the bottom row is two deep.  Most  are in the basement for a cooler and more even temperature.  (Of course, I would be fibbing if I said it also wasn’t due to space constraints.) 

I also like knowing there aren’t any “fillers” or “additives” that are useless.  It’s also easy to multiply the amounts in order to have a “stash” of my most used mixes.  That’s in addition to saving lots and lots of money!

Onion Soup Recipe (extremely similar to Lipton’s)

3/4 cup Dried, minced onion
1/3 cup Beef-flavored bouillon granules
4 teaspoons Onion powder (I use onion flakes)
1/4 teaspoon Celery seed crushed
1/2 teaspoons Sugar
Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.

5 ½  tablespoons equals one package weighing 1 ¼ ounces

Directions for useage:

Use as you would a package of Onion Soup Mix.

Yield: 20 Tablespoons

Taco Seasoning Mix

1 teaspoon minced dried onions
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried red peppers
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon oregano

Place all ingredients in a food processor and give a whirl if you want a power. 

Put all of the above ingredients in a snack size zip bag and seal.

Directions for usage:

To use, add 1 cup water and 1 packet mix to a pound of ground hamburger.
Simmer until thickened.

Makes taco or enchilada meat.  Also use in other recipes requiring one package of taco seasoning.

Yield: 1 Servings


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