DIY Taco Seasoning: Skip the processed packets and make your own Taco seasoning at home for an easy, cheaper, healthier version.
PUT DOWN THE TACO SEASONING PACKET!!! RIGHT NOW!!!
It is time to save yourself money and make your own Taco Seasoning.
Homemade Taco Seasoning
Probably my most used homemade spice blend of all time is Taco Seasoning–hello Creamy Taco Dip and Black Bean Tacos!!!
I even use taco seasoning more than I do seasoned salt.
To make your own homemade spice blends are BEYOND easy. There is absolutely NO excuse not to make homemade taco seasoning at home.
Not to mention with my homemade taco blend, you can skip on over added MSG, sugar, corn additives, and preservatives found in all those little packets you buy at the store.
I suggest you multiply the quantities of this recipe by 4 and use 3 tablespoons of mixture each time you need it and store in a little spice jar, like this, and use as needed.
How to store DIY Taco Seasoning
Taco seasoning, along with all other spice blends is best stored in a sealable jar or container. You want to make sure you store your spice seaoning in a sealed container so that it will not absorb flavors from other spices in your spice cabinet.
Taco seasoning will last up to 6 months, and while safe to consume after 6 months, it has the best flavor in that time frame. After 6 months, dried spices begin to lose their potency.
How to Use Homeamde Taco Seasoning in Place of a Taco Seasoning Packet
You can use this 2-3 tablespoons of this homemade taco seasoning in any recipe that calls for taco seasoning.
If you are wanting to use it as you would to season ground beef, turkey, or chicken as you would with a seaoning packet, add in 1 recipe of DIY taco seasoning (or 2-3 tablespoons) and 3/4 cup water to browned meat and simmer until water is absorbed.
Recipe for Taco Seasoning
DIY Taco Seasoning
An easy homemade version of taco seasoning.
- 1 Tbsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/8 tsp dried oregano
- ½ tsp paprika
- 1½ tsp cumin
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
Combine all ingredients and store in airtight container.
Nutrition facts are for one full recipe.
Recipe for Large batch of Taco Seasoning:
If your family is like me and loves all things tacos, make a large batch and then use 2-3 tablespoons of homeamde taco seasoning per recipe that calls for 1 packet of taco seasoning.
This recipe for DIY Taco Seasoning makes the equivalent of 20 packets of store bought taco seasoning.
- 1 1/2 cups chili powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oregano
- 1/2 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 2/3 cup cumin
- 1/3 cup salt
- 1/3 cup pepper
Use Homemade Taco Seasoning to use in the following recipes:
- Taco Dip
- Chicken Chili
- Sweet Potato Nachos
- Tamale Pie
- Mexican Lasagna
- Taco Pizza
- Sweet Potato Black Bean Burritos
- Pumpkin Enchiladas
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