Making your own spice blends means experimenting. Luckily, I have done the experimenting for you in this case.
You may be asking, "Why make my own taco seasoning? I can buy the stuff in the supermarket for $0.99!" The answer is simple: SALT. Spice blends you purchase at the store have an inordinate amount of salt content. You miss out on a lot of the flavor of your dish when there is too much salt.
So let's get started!
You'll need: 1/2 t. oregano, garlic powder and sea salt. 1 t. onion powder, chili powder and paprika and 1 1/2 t. cumin powder. You can also add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper if you'd like.
Blend in a small dish and use about 1 1/2 T of seasoning per lb of ground beef. (I put the entire result in..yum
!) You will also add about 1/2 c. of water to your beef when you add the seasoning and cook it down.
Don't forget, thrifties, you can always double or TRIPLE your ground beef and seasoning mixture and freeze for later for a super-easy weeknight meal.