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Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make you will never buy it at the store again. Just a few spice from your spice rack and you’re ready for tacos! 

Homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make you will never buy it at the store again. Just a few spice from your spice rack and you're ready for tacos! 

One of the things I looked forward to when I planned my wedding was setting up a gift registry.  For some reason, I thought walking around a store with a price gun, scanning things we needed or wanted was going to be a fun experience.

Anyone who has ever created a gift registry knows that my imagination was very wrong.  It was a very long, brutal day.

One of the things we registered for and received was this a pre-filled spice rack.

I have used just about every spice in it – some jars I have even had to refill (Herbs de provenance!).  But one or two I never had a reason to touch, so today I decided to replace one jar’s contents with one of my favorite spice mixes – homemade taco seasoning.

I really love tacos; I even used to have a slight obsession with Taco Bell.  I think one week I went there 5 times (twice in one day).

Thankfully I have grown out of it…  making tacos at home is my new obsession.  I love piling my toppings high on each taco which you can’t really do if someone else is making your food.  Soft shell, hard shell, taco bowl – it’s all perfect to me.

Steak, beef, chicken or fish – they are all delish. Haha, tacos are even making me rhyme.

Homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make you will never buy it at the store again. Just a few spice from your spice rack and you're ready for tacos! 

Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe

I found a taco seasoning recipe on allrecipes that I liked but it wasn’t quite right.  So I changed it, as is my way.

This recipe is so easy you will never want to purchase those taco seasoning packets ever again.

What kind of tacos do you like? Let me know in the comments and share with me your favorite way to eat them.

Did you make this recipe? Tag @thethirstyfeast on IG!

Homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make you will never buy it at the store again. Just a few spice from your spice rack and you're ready for tacos! 

Taco Seasoning Mix

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make you will never buy it at the store again. Just a few spice from your spice rack and you’re ready for tacos!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Store in an airtight container between uses. Use about 3 tablespoons per pound of meat.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 6Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

Looking for recipes to use this seasoning in? Try these:

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Rachel Teodoro

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

Just wanted you to know that I featured this on the create link inspire party. Thanks for linking up!

Jhuls

Tuesday 29th of August 2017

This is such a nice idea. I haven't tried making my own taco seasoning and this sounds perfect! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party!

Tracy @ Our Simple Homestead

Sunday 27th of August 2017

I just love making my own homemade seasonings. My taco seasoning recipe is a little bit different so I can't wait to try yours and see what my family says.

Colleen

Saturday 26th of August 2017

I agree with you, those taco seasoning packets are awful! Way too much salt! Homemade is always better! Thanks for sharing on Fiesta Friday! - Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen

Maria

Monday 21st of August 2017

I make my own taco seasoning with similar ingredients - only thing I don't add is oregano. Mmm wondering whether I should give it a try next time I make up a batch to see how it tastes :)

Jenny

Tuesday 22nd of August 2017

If you can find Mexican oregano, use that. If not, traditional oregano works just as well!!