How to make your own Taco Seasoning

Updated: Sep 30, 2020




Who doesn't like tacos, and what's a taco without the taco seasonings? Let me say you are not having tacos without it. Fun fact I had to make my taco seasoning last month because we run out, and the stores around me were closed. I'm saying to myself I have been making a lot of my food from scratch. Why can't I make my seasoning? Plus, making your spice blends at home is one of the easiest ways to add tons of flavor to your cooking. Not to mention, when you make it at home, you know it's free of ingredients you don't want like excessive sugar, additives, or preservatives. All those packets you are using on Taco Tuesdays add up. Why not make your own? You'll save money and time (no more last-minute trips to the store). Plus, you can tweak the flavors to your family's tastes.




HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING INGREDIENTS:

To make this homemade taco seasoning recipe, you will need the following spices:

Crushed red pepper flakes: To add a bit of heat.  If you prefer a milder taco seasoning, you can leave these out.  Or if you do not have crushed red pepper flakes on hand, you could also sub in a pinch of cayenne.

Crushed red pepper flakes: To add a bit of heat.  If you prefer a milder taco seasoning, you can leave these out.  Or if you do not have crushed red pepper flakes on hand, you could also sub in a pinch of cayenne.

Chili powder: American-style chili powder, which includes a mix of spices.  

Ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder and dried oregano: common seasoning we have in our pantry.

Paprika: I choose to use smoked paprika, but you could also use standard or sweet paprika if you prefer.

Salt and black pepper: I used fine sea salt and finely-ground black pepper for this recipe.


Taco Seasoning:

1 tablespoon chili powder

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon onion powder

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

¼ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon paprika

1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper


HOW TO MAKE TACO SEASONING:

To make homemade taco seasoning, basically…

Combine the ingredients.  Combine everything together in a small jar, cover and shake until evenly combined.






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