Taco Seasoning


Tired of store-bought taco seasoning blends filled with additives and preservatives? Then it's time to make your own at home with this simple yet flavorful homemade taco seasoning recipe. By using basic spices that you likely already have in your pantry, you can create a seasoning blend that is not only delicious but also customizable to your taste preferences. Enjoy the authentic and flavorful taste of homemade taco seasoning in your favorite Mexican-inspired dishes! Whether you're making tacos, burritos, quesadillas, or even a taco salad, this seasoning blend will take your dishes to the next level. Plus, by making it yourself, you have full control over the ingredients, ensuring a healthier option for you and your family.

Taco Seasoning


PREP TIME: 5 MINUTES
Yields: 5-6 ounces

Ingredients:


4 tablespoons chili powder

4 teaspoons ground cumin

4 teaspoons kosher salt

4 teaspoons black pepper

2 teaspoons paprika

1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder 

1 teaspoon dried oregano 

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions:

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the chili powder, ground cumin, kosher salt, black pepper, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, and red pepper flakes.
  • Use a whisk or spoon to thoroughly mix all the ingredients until the spices are well combined.
  • Taste a small amount of the taco seasoning to adjust the flavors according to your preference. If you prefer a spicier seasoning, you can add more red pepper flakes. If you want it milder, reduce the amount of red pepper flakes.
  • Once you are satisfied with the flavor balance, transfer the taco seasoning to an airtight container or a small jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Store the homemade taco seasoning in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Properly stored, it should maintain its flavor for several months.
To use the homemade taco seasoning
  • Add 2 to 3 tablespoons (adjust to taste) to 1 pound of ground beef, chicken, turkey, or your protein of choice while cooking. You can also sprinkle it over grilled vegetables or use it as a seasoning for beans and rice. Enjoy!

To use the homemade taco seasoning, add 2 to 3 tablespoons (adjust to taste) to 1 pound of ground beef, chicken, turkey, or your protein of choice while cooking. You can also sprinkle it over grilled vegetables or use it as a seasoning for beans and rice.


With this simple homemade taco seasoning recipe, you can say goodbye to store-bought packets and hello to fresh, flavorful tacos that you can feel good about serving to your family and friends. Experiment with different spice levels and customize it to suit your taste preferences. Whether it's Taco Tuesday or any day of the week, this homemade taco seasoning is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Enjoy the authentic and delicious taste of homemade tacos, made with love and the perfect blend of spices!