Save Money Making Your Own Taco Seasoning

Save Money Making Your Own Taco Seasoning

Did you know you can make your own taco seasoning?
And Save Money!

The price of store bought taco seasoning – about $1.29 for a one ounce package.
The price of all of the seasonings for this recipe – about $7.00 for 7 bottles of 2-3 ounce size.
Now you may be thinking $7.00 is more than $1.29 – right?
But I calculated out how much taco seasoning you can make out of 7 bottles of spices and the cost difference.

All 7 bottles of spices contain 14-21 ounces of powder – so out of that amount of powder you could make 14-21 packages of taco seasoning. We’ll average that out to about 18 packages – cost my way $7.00 – buying from the store $23.22.
Making your own taco seasoning saves you about $16.22!
Taco seasoning on sale for $.89? – you still save $9.02!
I can think of a lot of things I would rather spend this extra money on – how about you!

3 tsp. chili powder
2 1/4 tsp. cumin
2 1/2 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. oregano
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Mix all together in a small airtight container and store in cupboard.

This makes a small batch that equals really close to 2 whole packages of store bought. You can easily double to equal 4 packages of store bought. And then you still have enough spices leftover to make more!

save money making taco seasoning

Please note: by buying one bottle of each spice you will not be able to make 18 packages  – as some ingredients are used in a greater amount.  For example, you will have to buy chili powder more often – but you will have the bottle of cayenne pepper for quite a while.  Thanks and enjoy saving money!