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!
Large Batch Homemade Taco Seasoning
Tacos is of our favorite meals to eat and they also very simple to make. Being raised in a military family, my dad seemed to get stationed in 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 our in a larger batch since we use it so frequently.
I know some of you are thinking that the 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!
Seasoning you will need:
Use can also use your homemade taco seasoning in:
- salad dressings
- 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 has 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. 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.
- 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.
If you made this recipe mix we would love to know all about it. Please leave us a comment below and tell us how making your own taco seasoning worked out for your family.