It seems like everyone has their own homemade taco seasoning mix. Here’s mine! I can give you five reasons why I think you’ll love it, too.
Five reasons why you need to try this taco seasoning ASAP:
- It’s delicious!
- It doesn’t contain a lot of salt (You can even add less or none at all)
- It’s spicy, but not too spicy (And you can even decrease the amount of red pepper flakes)
- It’s much cheaper than store-bought packets
- You can make a bunch at a time so you always have some on-hand (More info below)
I’ll be honest and tell you that sometimes I buy the pre-made spice mixes at the grocery store, but this homemade stuff is so much better. I think it’s the cumin. SO GOOD.
Oh, and if you need a reason why this seasoning mix is better than other homemade ones, it’s because the measurements are easy. I use 1/2 teaspoon of almost everything to keep things super simple.
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
Yields: Enough taco mix to season one pound of meat
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon pepper (I like freshly cracked)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Combine all ingredients. (Easy!)
Since I’m a busy mom of three, I like to mix up a big batch at once and store in an old spice container. If you want to do the same, multiply all of the ingredients by four, and use 2 tablespoons and 1.5 teaspoons per pound of meat. Here are the measurements for the container.
Ingredients for one container of taco mix (the recipe above x4)
- 1/4 cup chili powder
- 4 teaspoons pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons ground oregano
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
Happy taco making and eating, Friends!
Do you make any of your own spice mixes? Please share in a comment below!