Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Homemade Seasoning Mixes

I've been using homemade seasoning mixes for quite some time now.  I love not having to buy numerous packets of things any more!  If I run out, I just refill my jars using these recipes:

(Don't leave the taco seasoning like that, mix it up.  I just thought it looked neat.)

Fajita Seasoning

1 Tbs cornstarch
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne powder
1/4 tsp cumin

2 Tbs of this mix = 1 packet.  Mix with chicken broth and add to cooked sliced peppers, onion, and chicken strips to make tasty fajitas!  Serve with homemade tortillas of course.  ;)

Ranch Seasoning

5 Tbs dried minced onions
7 tsp parsley flakes
4 tsp salt
1 tsp garlic powder

2 Tbs = 1 packet.  I use this for ranch potatoes or as a seasoning on chicken.  I haven't been able to make a dip or dressing with it that I love yet.  I need to try again though.

Taco Seasoning

6 tsp chili powder
4 1/2 tsp cumin
5 tsp paprika
3 tsp onion powder
2 1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp salt
1/8-1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Use about 3 Tbs for 1 packet.

Are there any other spice mixes I should try?  linked to Kitchen Tip Tuesdays


  1. I use ranch mix all the time and I make a delicious ranch dressing with it. Here is my recipe

    I was just searching for a taco seasoning can not wait to try this one. Although I usually do not have cayenne pepper on hand so I will probably sub it with something like red pepper flakes.

  2. Dried dill would also be a great thing to add to the ranch seasoning. :)

  3. I am learning to live more frugally and spent much of the weekend making homemade baking mixes. Having homemade spice mixes on hand will be a great addition (and time/money saver) for my pantry!! Thanks!

  4. I put the ranch mix into a small container of sour cream and let it mellow together in the fridge for an hour, served with plain chips. Its soooo good!