DIY Taco Seasoning Recipe

DIY Homemade Taco Seasoning.  I haven't purchased Taco Seasoning in SO long because this is so easy and tastes so much better!  I usually make a big batch every couple of months!

DIY Taco Seasoning

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I love Taco Seasoning!  It’s not JUST for Tacos!  I use this to add a little zip to items likes soups and casseroles.  This tastes delicious as a rub before grilling chicken or steak!!

Why make your own taco seasoning?  First of all it’s VERY cheap to make.  You can make tons of it for just pennies!   Second, you can adjust it to your own liking.. spicy, mild etc.  I usually reduce the salt for our family!  You most likely have all of the ingredients on hand already!

I often make up a triple batch so I have some on hand whenever I need it!

 

DIY Taco Seasoning Recipe

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Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • ½ Tablespoon Cumin
  • ½ Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • ½ Teaspoon Oregano
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
To Use:
  1. For tacos add 2 Tablespoons (or to taste) to 1 pound of cooked ground meat (I add diced onions into the meat).
  2. Add ½ cup water and simmer until most of the water has evaporated.
  3. Store for up to 6 months in a cool dry place

DIY Taco Seasoning Mix

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Onion Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Store in an airtight container.
  3. Store for up to 6 months in a cool dry place (although it won’t last that long)

To Use:

  1. For tacos add 2 Tablespoons (or to taste) to 1 pound of cooked ground meat
  2. add 1/4 cup water and simmer 5 minutes

 

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Comments

  1. Diana C says

    Thanks for the great recipe. We love taco seasoning on beef and chicken for various recipes. Going to pin it too!

    Diana C

  2. says

    Did you know that Cayenne Pepper is a chili? Same as jalapeno is a chili. … and then you tell me to add some chili powder. Which variety? Habanero? Jalapeno? Dulce Dolor? This is frustrating.

    • Meghan says

      “Chili Powder” is a blend. Different brands use different peppers, so you may have to experiment with several brands to suit your taste. If a recipe calls for “chili powder”, that’s what they’re talking about, as evidenced by the different line item for cayenne and for red pepper flakes.

  3. Gale Morton says

    This is great and for those of us watching our salt, just leave it out. My friend has a garlic allergy and loves this as she can just make it without the garlic. Great stuff

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