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DIY Friday: Taco Seasoning

by Ashley Scroggins
Level: Easy

Welcome to the first installment of DIY Friday! As a lover of do-it-yourself projects, I thought it would be an interesting experiment to test out things at home and then post them here on Fridays—breaking down the savings of homemade vs. store bought.

This week, I thought I’d start off with something simple that families could easily make on a Friday evening for dinner on the cheap.

Taco-Seasoning-MAINAnd so I bring you taco seasoning! Here’s what you need:

1 Tbs Chili Powder
1/4 Tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
1/4 Tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1/2 Tsp Paprika
1/4 Tsp Cumin
1 Tsp Cayenne Pepper (less if you don’t like the heat)
1/4 Tsp Parsley Flakes
1/4 Tsp Basil Flakes
1/4 Tsp Garlic Salt

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Mix it all together and you’re ready for taco night! Because a lot of these ingredients were already in my spice cabinet (I put red pepper flakes on just about everything), I only needed to pick up a couple of things from the store, making this project only cost a couple pennies per serving (as opposed to $1.29 or more from the store). Which doesn’t seem like a lot, but it does add up over the course of the year. Plus, it’s fun and easy to make with kids!

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Now, on to the Tacos! Use 2 Tbs of your taco seasoning per lb of ground meat of your choice (I used turkey). Add more if you like it spicy. And cooked till meat is browned.

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Once your meat is done, you’re ready for dinner! Make a buffet of different toppings and shells. We used Butter lettuce ($2.49 Schnucks) and mexican shredded cheese ($1.79 Aldis). And Voila!

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Now it’s your turn to DIY! If you like our recipe, take a picture and tag us on Instagram @westcommunitycu. Or tell us how it turned out in the comments.

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