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THE BEST TACO SEASONING {Easy & Zesty}

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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If you’d rather skip my essential cooking tips and tricks and get straight to this delicious recipe – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.

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?

TACO SEASONING INGREDIENTS

  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • garlic powder
  • paprika
  • oregano
  • onion powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 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!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

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!

USES FOR DIY TACO SEASONING

  • Beef tacos & Chicken tacos
  • Taco salad
  • Fajitas
  • Enchiladas
  • Sour cream dip
  • Nachos
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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.

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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!

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Taco Seasoning

Yield: 3/4 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade Taco Seasoning is EASY to make and has the PERFECT blend of spices.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Combine all herbs and spices in an air tight container and store in a cool, dry space.
  2. Use 2 tablespoons per pound of ground beef/chicken.

Notes

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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

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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