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A great way to save money is to make your own mixes! They keep beautifully in Tupperware and, go a lot further than just individual packets as well as saving you money. Enjoy a few of my favorites…they can help you get dinner on the table quickly!
Spaghetti Seasoning Mix
1 TB instant minced onion, 1 TB parsley flakes, 1 TB cornstarch, ¾ tsp. Italian seasoning, ¼ tsp. instant minced garlic, 1 tsp. sugar, 1½ tsp. salt. Combine ingredients. Place in Snack cup. Makes ¹/3 C.
1/2 to 1 LB cooked ground beef, 2 cans (8oz) tomato sauce, 1 can (6oz) tomato paste, 2¾ cups tomato juice or water, ¹/3 cup spaghetti seasoning mix. Combine sauce, paste, meat, mix and water or juice. Cook 10 min in microwave, stirring occasionally. Serves 4-6
Taco Seasoning Mix
2 tsp. instant minced onion, ¼ tsp. instant minced garlic, 1 tsp. chili powder, ½ tsp. cornstarch, ½ tsp. crushed dried red pepper, ½ tsp. instant minced garlic, ¼ tsp. dried oregano. Combine all. Place in snack cup. Makes 2 TB.
1 LB cooked ground beef (1.5 cups gravel), ½ C water, 2 Tbsp seasoning mix. To prepare meat, add water and mix…simmer 4-6 min. Makes 8-10 tacos.
Chili Seasoning Mix
1 TB all purpose flour, 2 TB minced onion, 1½ tsp. chili powder, 1 tsp. seasoning salt, ½ tsp. crushed dried red pepper, ½ tsp. minced garlic, ½ tsp. ground cumin, ½tsp sugar. Combine all ingredients and store in snack cup. Makes 1 package of mix.
1/2 to 1 LB ground beef, cooked. 2 cans (15.5oz) kidney beans, 1 cans (16oz) tomatoes, 1 pkg. chili seasoning mix. Combine all in a Large Deep VnS and cook 8 minutes in microwave. Makes 4-6 servings.