Homemade taco seasoning is so convenient and easy to make. Once you make your own taco mix, you won’t go back to the store packets. This taco seasoning recipe has the best blend of spices which makes it full of flavor. Make it a go-to for all your Mexican inspired meals.
My family lives for tacos, so we use a lot of it in our home. One day, I tried my hand at making my own homemade taco seasoning. I wrote down the recipe just in case I needed to make some adjustments. Long story short, it turned out great! I used this taco seasoning in these Best Classic Ground Beef Tacos. They were so good! I will never buy another taco seasoning packet ever again! My sis asked for the recipe. I had no clue she was going to make the taco seasoning with my ground beef tacos the very next day. She’s made my Best Chili Recipe, My Yasss Best Meatloaf Recipe, Peruvian fried Rice, Sweet Potato Pie and my Salisbury Steak. They’re now some of her go-to recipes! My sister can cook her butt off. She knows good food! I cant’ wait to share some of her recipes with you!
My sister hit me up in google chat. Her exact words,”I made the homemade taco seasoning and the beef tacos. They were good as hell!” She had two tacos, her hubby ate several and her 10 yr old daughter had four. Her toddler had none. She thinks tacos are “yucky.” Kids, I tell ya. Anyway, that was my sister’s first time making taco seasoning and she won’t be buying the store kind anymore either. Since my family and my sister’s family love this recipe, I figured I’d share it with you. I hope you like it!
Here’s how to make homemade taco seasoning.
This homemade taco seasoning or taco mix can be made in 5 minutes or less. The ingredients include chili powder, cumin, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, oregano, crushed red peppers, a bit of sugar, salt and pepper. You can omit the salt, if you want to have to have more control over it. Add all of the ingredients into a small bowl and mix well then store in an air tight container until you are ready to use it. Easy right?
Have you ever read the ingredients on the back of the premade taco mix packets. I found an old dusty taco mix packet hidden in the back of my cabinet. FYI, the ingredients on the packet were a bit scary. It contained a lot of preservatives and other ingredients I couldn’t pronounce. I’ll never go back to that premade packet stuff. Homemade taco seasoning is healthier, easier and tastier.
I noticed a lot of recipes for taco seasoning says one packet of taco seasoning is equal to two tablespoons of taco seasoning. This homemade taco seasoning recipe makes about 5 tablespoons. Feel free to use two tablespoons or more if you like, however, two tablespoons wasn’t enough for me. For more flavor punch, I upped the taco mix spices. I actually used about 5 tablespoons of taco seasoning for 1 pound of ground beef. I know…. you’re thinking that’s is a bit much, however, it’s really not too much at all. The ground beef had superb flavor. My recipe tester sis and her family had no complaints. She used the entire 5 tablespoons and they all loved it.
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Homemade taco seasoning is so convenient and easy to make. Once you make your own taco mix, you won't go back to the store packets. This taco seasoning recipe has the best blend of spices which makes it full of flavor. Make it a go-to for all your Mexican inspired meals.
- 2 tbsp chili powder
- 3/4 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp onion powder
- 3/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- 1 1/4 tsp oregano
- 1 1/4 tsp salt optional
- 1/2 tsp pepper
In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients and store in an airtight container.
This recipe makes about 5 tablespoons of taco seasoning. You can use two tablespoons which is said to be the equivalent to premade packets, however I found that 2 tbsp wasn't flavorful at all. Add more seasoning if you like.
I actually like to used the entire 5 tablespoons of seasoning and no, it's not too much. Check out my beef taco recipe HERE for more info. My recipe tester sister made this seasoning and my beef taco. They happily ate several tacos 🙂