Orchard Girls

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Make Your Own Seasoning Packets!

Hey all! Have you ever been looking over a recipe for dinner and it calls for an "onion soup mix" packet? How about a "taco seasoning" packet? How many times have you passed that recipe up because you didn't have it? This was happening to me all too often, until... I decided to start making my own! Let me tell you, they are so easy and SO much better than those little convenient packets. I've never priced them out before, but I bet they're cheaper, too!

What I love about making my own seasoning packets is that I can control how much of each ingredient goes into my dish. Have you ever looked at how much sodium is in those tasty packets?!

First up, Onion Soup Mix. Here is what you'll need:
2 1/2 Tbs dried minced onion
4 tsp beef seasoning, or 4 crushed beef buillion cubes
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

Mix it up! You're done.
Next up, Taco Seasoning:
1 Tbs Chili Powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Mix it up!
If making ground beef or turkey for tacos-
Brown your meat, add your seasonings, add 2/3 cup water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until water is gone.
Let us know if you give these a try! I hope you like them as much as we do!

Thank you so much for reading our blog! We truly appreciate it!
Have a great Wednesday!


  1. I'm so impressed with you guys! And these sound just great. I will definitely have to try them.

  2. I tried your taco seasoning recipe tonight and it was a big hit with DH and me! I'm now following Orchard Girls and look forward to more fun posts like this one. Come visit me sometime at Big Doll's Boomtown!

  3. Thank you, Melody! I'm so glad you were able to try the recipe out! We will definitely come check you out! Thanks for the sweet comment and for following.

  4. I always make my own taco seasoning, reading the ingredients would scare you into making your own. Mostly sodium. I've never tried the onion soup, I'll have to give it a try. Thank you for partying with me.

    Fluster Buster

  5. Thank you for stopping by! Let us know if you give the onion soup mix a try! We hope you're having a blessed weekend!




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