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Making Homemade Taco Seasoning is so easy to make with spices you probably already have on hand. Mix it up with chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, black pepper, and a little cayenne. It’s the best for tacos, burritos, dips, and more!
Homemade Mexican Spice Blend for Tacos
|Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes
Servings: Roughly 8 Tbsps
Getting ready to make a recipe that calls for taco seasoning, but don’t have a seasoning packet on hand? No worries — just mix up a quick batch of this homemade taco seasoning! Not only is it quick—you can whip up a batch in about 30 seconds. Homemade taco seasoning is such a cinch to throw together. Tacos are one of our favorite meals to eat, and they are also very simple to make.
Being raised in a military family, my dad seemed to get stationed in the Southwest states (Spending 9 years in Arizona and 4 years in Texas). We made great friends who taught us how to cook.
I am so excited to share with you our family recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning. Homemade Taco Seasoning just tastes better than store-bought versions. Plus, YOU control the ingredients. No preservatives and ingredients you can’t pronounce. I like to make ours in a larger batch since we use it so frequently.
I know some of you are thinking that prepackaged is much more convenient. Well, I am not going to lie. They absolutely can be easier. But once you make this ahead of time, it will be just as simple and time-saving as the store-bought variety.
But if you take just 3 minutes to make a big batch of your very own seasoning, you don’t even have to go to the store to pick up those “convenient” packs. You will already have some ready to go in your pantry.
Believe me, once you make this recipe, you will never go back to buying the packets.
Fresh the way you like! This seasoning pairs nicely with our breakfast burritos.
Spices and Herbs for Taco Seasoning:
- Chili powder
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
Since this is made from spices, it’s naturally gluten-free (just make sure your chili powder and all spices are GF).
Plus, click here to make your own Homemade Corn Tortillas
How To Make Your Seasoning Mix
Combine the ingredients. Combine everything together in a small jar, cover, and shake until evenly combined.
Then Store. A batch of homemade taco seasoning should last you about a year! This is fantastic news. A tightly sealed mason jar is a great way to store your homemade taco seasoning, or a Ziploc bag with the excess air pushed out of it works well, too.
Use can also use your homemade taco seasoning in:
However you use it, this homemade taco seasoning recipe is a great one to have in your back pocket. So go raid your spice drawer and let’s make a quick batch together!
- salad dressings
- tossed over oven-roasted potatoes
- sprinkled over your favorite grilled veggies
- seasoning for homemade tortilla chips
- as a rub for chicken, pork, or beef
- and of course, all sorts of yummy Mexican entrees!
Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
After looking at the ingredients of store-bought taco seasoning packets, which have several not-so-good ingredients. I decided it was time to figure out how to make my own DIY taco seasoning and clean it up a little.
Creating your own taco mix at home allows you to control what ingredients go into it while saving money! This is the recipe mix I came up with. I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. I will typically use around 2 tbsp of this seasoning per 1 pound of ground beef when making seasoning beef for tacos. However, please season to your taste.
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- 3 tbsp chili powder
- 4 tsp paprika
- 4 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Collect all seasonings.
- Place in an unused spice container.
- Shake well until incorporated.
Use 2 tablespoons per 1 pound of ground beef.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 41Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 470mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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Eating out is easy, and it usually tastes delicious, but it’s expensive. Making this meal at home will save you money. Add this recipe to your weekly meal plan.