Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

8 tablespoons chili powder
7 tablespoons paprika
6 tablespoons cumin
3 tablespoons onion powder
3 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl, then transfer to a glass jar.  This amount of mix will fit inside a quart-sized canning jar.  Shake or stir before each use. 

To Use:
Brown meat in a large skillet.  Add 8 teaspoons (or 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons) of mix for each pound of meat cooked.  Then add approximately 1/2 to 3/4 cup water per pound of meat.  Bring to a boil, cover, then allow meat to simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.  In last 5 or so minutes, remove lid to encourage liquid to cook away; you may need to raise the temperature in order to quicken this process.

Serve with favorite taco additions.

Recipe inspired by Taco Seasoning II, via AllRecipes.com