This recipe makes a TON, so feel free to cut it in half (or even a quarter). I store this in a pint-size canning jar in my pantry. Two tablespoons of seasoning are the equivalent to one package of taco seasoning mix.
1/2 c. Dried minced onion
1/4 c. Chili powder
1/4 c. Cornstarch
2 T. Sea Salt (I like the brand "Redmond's Real Salt".)
2 T. Dried minced garlic (or garlic powder)
1 T. Red pepper flakes
1 T. Oregano
1 T. + 1 t. Paprika
2 t. Cumin
1/2 t. Ground black pepper
Combine spices thoroughly and store in an airtight container. Stir well before each use to prevent the settling of heavier spices.
Use 2 Tablespoons of seasoning mix (the equivalent of one packet) per pound of cooked ground beef or chicken. Add 1/4 c. of water and simmer for 5 min.