Make your own taco seasoning ~ SUPER easy!

Quite a few of my friends make their own taco seasoning, but I know there’s got to be many of you out there that still throw that packet into your grocery cart, or buy that big container at bulk at Costco. Either convenience calls your name, or you’ve just never thought about it. But wait….you’ve got all the spices at home to whip it up yourself. It only takes a couple minutes, and has no HIDDEN ingredients. That means no MSG or sugar!

Homemade taco seasoning is a great place to start in the quest for cooking from scratch in the kitchen. If you’re trying to eat healthier, and cut back on processed foods…then this is a great first step. It may seem small, but it all adds up. One time saver I like to do is make several batches at once. Line up as many small dishes as you want, pull out all your spices and get to town measuring. Then put each serving into it’s own ziploc bag or other container. I imagine you could even store it all together in one big mason jar, but I’ve never thought of how many tablespoons I’d need per pound of beef.

This also would make a great project to do in the kitchen with your kids….can you say fractions? Math? Sneak it in…they’ll never know they’re learning. ;) It’d also make a great gift!

Looking for a few dinner ideas to pair with your homemade taco seasoning? Try some of our favorites:

Fish Tacos

Mahi Mahi Lettuce Wraps

Taco bean Tostada

 And for breakfast:

My favorite omelette ~ Taco Omelette

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Make your own taco seasoning ~ SUPER easy!
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Recipe type: Seasoning
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Serves: 5
 
Making your own taco seasoning is an easy first step to cooking from scratch in the kitchen, and it without msg or added sugar it's so much better for you!
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Measure and place all ingredients into a bowl. Put on lid and shake well. Makes enough for one pound of beef. Can also be stored indefinitely with your other spices.

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16 Responses to Make your own taco seasoning ~ SUPER easy!

  1. Wendy says:

    I love making my own taco seasoning. I can’t imagine going back to that little packet. Lol
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  2. I love making my own taco seasoning! Thanks for the reminder that I have some buried in my cabinets somewhere… Time to make tacos!

  3. I make my own seasoning mix, too, and it’s very similar to yours. I use about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons per pound of ground beef for tacos.
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  4. Jody says:

    It isn’t hard at all to figure out how much you would need if you were to make a bulk batch of this. If you add up all your measurements above you have a total of 8 tsp. in the mixture for one pound of ground beef. :=)

  5. Looks great! My husband will love this
    Kas
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  6. jenna says:

    this looks so much better than the store bought!

  7. Chineka says:

    This is an easy recipe that might also go good with meat sauce over pasta. Thanks for sharing.
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  8. SUCH a great idea to make your own seasonings!
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  9. christieo says:

    Thanks for this! I needed a recipe for this, I hate buying store brand! Thank you thank you thank you!
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  10. katie says:

    I love making my own taco seasoning! The only way to go!
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  11. Jeanette says:

    I have made my own taco seasoning – so nice to have another version to try.
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  12. Joanne says:

    Great seasoning. A bit on the spicy side. Next time, I would leave out the crushed red pepper to make a more kid-friendly seasoning. Thanks for the recipe.

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  14. Donna Cook says:

    Hi i was wondering how much water to add
    it looks and smellls wonderful!

    • Denise says:

      I sprinkle the taco seasoning on the ground beef while cooking. After the ground beef is browned, I add about 1-2 cups of water, and cook on low until the water evaporates.

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