You likely have all the ingredients handy to whip up a batch of Homemade Taco Seasoning. Once you see how easy it is to make a batch, you’ll never purchase pre-made seasoning packets again!
Yesterday I posted a recipe for a delicious Taco Soup. The recipe called for a packet of Taco seasoning, with an option to use a homemade taco seasoning.
I thought it might be helpful to post a recipe for the homemade version, in case you don’t have your own favorite recipe. There are hundreds (thousands?) of homemade taco seasoning recipes floating around Pinterest and the internet.
Today I am sharing my recipe. I arrived at my current version after trying quite a few different recipes, ultimately adjusting the ingredients and quantities until I got it just right.
I don’t know if you’ve checked the labels on your favorite taco seasoning lately, but there is some yucky stuff included in those little packets – ewww! If that’s not motivation enough to make your own seasoning, I don’t know what is.
Plus, it’s realllllly easy to mix up a batch of the homemade stuff. So easy in fact, you will wonder why you waited so long to make your own mix.
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Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 3/4 tsp salt*
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- Mix until spices are combined.
- Store in an airtight container if not using immediately. Makes the equivalent of 1 seasoning packet.
- If you are doubling/tripling/etc. this recipe, I recommend using table salt (i.e. Morton's). Kosher salt is fine for a single batch.
- This recipe is easy to make in bulk. I typically make a quadruple batch and store it in a tightly covered, small mason jar. Use 2 tbsp. of seasoning mix in place of a seasoning packet. - Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. Any nutritional information shared on www.AReinventedMom.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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