Hey, smart spender! All those packets you’re using on Taco Tuesdays really add up. Why not make your own? You’ll save money and time (no more last-minute trips to the store). Plus, you can adjust the flavors to your family’s tastes. Grab a few empty spice jars—make sure they’re dry!—and have fun mixing. Keep these amazing homemade spice blends on hand to help you make every day delicious.
1. Taco Seasoning
It’s the hero of Taco Tuesdays everywhere.
1/4 cup chili powder
3 Tbsp. dried minced onion
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
2-1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. each dried oregano and ground cumin
1-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 tsp. ground coriander
To use, add 1/4 cup mix and 3/4 cup water to 1 lb. cooked, drained ground meat. Boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Yield: about 1 cup