Homemade Taco Seasoning is EASY to make and has the PERFECT blend of spices. Use it to add a ZESTY flavor all your Mexican dishes like tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and fajitas!
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I am not one for boring food so I am totally smitten with a good spice mix!
This quick and easy taco seasoning mix is no exception!
If you gobble down tacos at the rate I do, I keep a big batch of this on hand at all times.
What is the best taco seasoning?
One that doesn’t come in a seasoning packet that’s for sure. And not one that has fillers and other nonsense in it.
I don’t know about you but I don’t want “fillers” in my food. Call me crazy!
If you are making it at home, which I hope you will from now on, you need to know what spices it is made with?
- chili powder
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- red pepper flakes
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How do you make taco seasoning from scratch?
Only a few steps and you are ready to season!
STEP ONE: Add all the spices in a container and mix until combined.
STEP TWO: Use it to season anything you like!
How to use taco seasoning
Just as you would any other seasoning mix.
In terms of seasoning for ground beef, you would add a store-bought packet along with 2/3 cup water.
A packet contains 4 tablespoons but this is not just spices.
The packaged stuff includes cornstarch, silicone dioxide, and other various things that do not and should not belong in a spice mix in my opinion.
Homemade is stronger in flavor without all the fillers so 2 tablespoons per pound meat like ground beef.
This taco meat seasoning is Paleo, Gluten Free, Sugar Free, and Keto so add it to your healthy meal prep dishes!
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Uses to DIY Taco Seasoning
- Beef tacos & Chicken tacos
- Taco salad
- Sour cream dip
How do I store it?
This is best stored in a an air tight container in a cool dry place. I like these jars.
If stored properly, it will be good for up to 2 months if you don’t use it all before then.
I know you will fall in love with this homemade taco seasoning recipe and use it all the time like I do.
Check out my other large batch seasoning blends below!
Other spice mixes to make
- BBQ Seasoning
- Steak Seasoning
- Southwest Seasoning
- Fry Seasoning
- Pork Rub
- Chicken Seasoning
- Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
Easy Taco Seasoning Recipe
- 4 tablespoons chili powder
- 4 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 4 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 4 teaspoons onion powder
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon crush red pepper flakes
- Combine all herbs and spices in an air tight container and store in a cool, dry space.
- Use 2 tablespoons per pound of ground beef/chicken.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1569mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 2g
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