Homemade Taco Seasoning

This is the best Homemade Taco Seasoning for all your taco recipes! Mix up a few spices and you’re ready to add instant Mexican flavor to any meal. We are forever eating tacos. And when we’re not eating tacos, we’re eating taco-inspired dishes like this Chicken Taco Dip. If my son were to be stuck onRead More The post Homemade Taco Seasoning appeared first on 365 Days of Baking.

Homemade Taco Seasoning

This is the best Homemade Taco Seasoning for all your taco recipes! Mix up a few spices and you’re ready to add instant Mexican flavor to any meal.

A combination of spices for taco seasoning.

We are forever eating tacos. And when we’re not eating tacos, we’re eating taco-inspired dishes like this Chicken Taco Dip.

If my son were to be stuck on a deserted island and could only bring one food with him, it would probably be a toss between pasta and tacos.
So, I was going through those little taco seasoning packets like water. 

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A tablespoonful of homemade taco seasoning.

Yes, I don’t mind keeping a company in business, but if I can make my own seasoning at home without any additives or preservatives, you can bet I’m going to go for it. 

This taco seasoning recipe is the only one I use!
It’s got a kick to it, but isn’t overwhelmingly hot.
Plus, one batch of this recipe is enough to make more than 11 servings of taco meat! 

Keep a jar of this on hand and deliciously seasoned tacos (and more!) are ready to eat in no time. 

A variety of taco seasonings.

What is in homemade taco seasoning?

Here’s what I put in my taco seasoning mix: 

  • chili powder
  • cumin
  • salt
  • corn starch
  • black pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • paprika
  • oregano 

Pro Tip: Feel free to make adjustments to the amount or type of spices based on your taste preferences.
If you want more heat, add a teaspoon or two of red pepper flakes.
For a more mild taco seasoning, reduce the amount of chili powder

Mix all your spices together and store in an airtight container.
I like to keep taco seasoning in a wide jar with a lid.
That way, it’s easy to measure out with a tablespoon.

Jars of homemade spice blends also make great gifts.
Just add a pretty ribbon and a card with your favorite taco recipe! 

A combination of spices for taco seasoning.

How much do I use per pound of beef?

For every pound of beef,  I use about 3 tablespoons of this taco seasoning.
You may prefer a bit more depending on how strong of a spice flavor you like in your taco meat. 

I also add 1/3 cup of water to the pan, just like I did when using the spice packets.
It makes the beef saucy and helps deglaze the pan. 

How long does it keep?

Stored in a dry dark location, taco seasoning keeps pretty much forever.

I mean, not FOREVER forever, but definitely more than a year.
After a while, the flavors will start to become a bit muted.
If you notice that your seasoning has lost its fragrance and kick, it’s time to replace your spices. 

If you make tacos frequently, you’ll easily use up all the spice mix within a few weeks or months.
It may even be gone within days if you have a big taco-loving family!
Feel free to double or triple the recipe if you want to keep your spice cupboard stocked. 

Homemade seasoning for tacos, and other Mexican dishes.

What can I make with DIY taco seasoning?.

This spicy seasoning mixture tastes amazing in so much more than just tacos!
A bit of DIY taco seasoning adds instant Mexican flavor to any dish.

Sprinkle it over chicken breasts before grilling or baking.
Stir it into a pot of beans or rice. Add a bit to your favorite chili or taco soup recipe.

It’s also delicious with browned ground turkey, cooked lentils and vegetarian meat substitutes! 

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A combination of spices for taco seasoning.
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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Course Condiment
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword DIY Taco Seasoning, Homemade Taco Seasoning, Spice Mix, Taco Seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 23kcal
Author Lynne Feifer

Equipment

  • airtight container – like a mason jar

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 5 teaspoons cumin
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 4 teaspoons corn starch
  • 4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
  • Store in an airtight container.

Notes

Recipe makes just under 11 servings when using 3 tablespoons per pound of meat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 986mg | Potassium: 114mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1166IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg
Homemade Taco Seasoning - taco seasoning you make at home that is less expensive, you KNOW the ingredients and it tastes great!

This post has been updated on 9/17/21 and was originally published on 7/31/12.

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