Have you ever wanted to learn how to make ground beef taco seasoning? Well, today is your day! Once you make your own taco seasoning, you won't go back to the store packets. This 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 beef 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 it to make my Best Classic Ground Beef Tacos. They were so good! I will never buy another those taco mix packets ever again! My sis asked for the recipe. If you are looking for a homemade taco seasoning for ground beef or even chicken THIS IS THE ONE!
I had no clue she was going to make it with my ground beef tacos the very next day. She's loved my Best Chili Recipe, My Yasss Best Meatloaf Recipe, Peruvian fried Rice, Sweet Potato Pie and my Salisbury Steak so I knew she would like the taco seasoning.
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 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!
HOW TO MAKE IT
Ground beef taco seasoning is super easy to make. It 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. It's right in the middle of mild and bold flavored. It's definitely flavorful though.
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 taco seasoning packets from the store? 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 could barely pronounce. I'll never go back to that premade packet stuff. Homemade is much healthier, easier and tastier.
I noticed a lot of recipes for taco mix says one packet of taco seasoning is equal to two tablespoons. This ground beef taco recipe makes about 4 tablespoons.
Feel free to use two tablespoons or more if you like, however, two tablespoons wasn't enough for me.
The ground beef had superb flavor. My recipe tester sis and her family had no complaints.
This beef taco seasoning is a healthier way to add great spice of flavor to your beef or chicken tacos. If you love it, make sure to save it to your Pinterest board by clicking on the Pinterest share button at the top of the post.
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How to Make Homemade Ground Beef Taco Seasoning
- 2 tbsp chili powder plus an additional 1 tsp
- ¾ tsp garlic powder
- ¾ tsp onion powder
- ¾ tsp paprika
- ¼ tsp sugar
- ¾ tsp cumin
- ¾ tsp oregano
- ¼ tsp pepper optional
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp cornstarch
- In a small bowl, mix together all of the ingredients and store in an airtight container.
I often make my own mix as well. I love that it allows you to control all of the ingredients so if you have an allergy (or just really like extra cumin!) you can adjust for your preferences. Great spice mix to have on hand!
Yes it's way better than the store stuff. Thank you Jenni!
Beautiful blend of flavors. It's one of my favorite spice mix and I do use it often in cooking, not just for mexican dishes. I need to give your blend a try.Saving this.
this Homemade taco seasoning looks perfect I love homemade spice mix. even as homemade gift idea. Good Taco seasoning is must for week night tacos.
This is so great to have on hand! This mixture would be so good with lots of different dishes. Definitely going to mix this up! 😀
I love taco seasoning and this blend will come in handy the next time I need to make some. Love having this on hand adding it to just about anything.
We try to do our own spices as often as possible, there really is no comparison to the freshness of them. I will be adding homemade taco seasoning to our list of ones to keep on hand!
Taco is one of my absolute favorites dished! It's great that you need only five minutes to make a great homemade taco seasoning!
We love making homemade combination seasoning. Not only does it taste better, but it also doesn't have all of those phony ingredients that you have to be a scientist to understand. We haven't had tacos in a while and I'm all out of seasoning -- this is perfect timing for your recipe.
This is a great spice mix to have on hand in the pantry for quick Mexican meals. I used to buy taco seasoning years ago, but stopped when I realized how easy it is to make at home.
Love how easy it is to make your own seasoning blends. You can customize them as well. A little more garlic, a little less heat. This would make the perfect "food gift" for all the foodies on your Christmas list.
With this homemade seasoning, I will have the perfect tacos. A good list of ingredients and of course I like your idea. I want to try!
I love to make my own seasoning! It is so much better than the stuff in the can/box. I always have homemade fajita seasoning in my pantry. I haven't done taco seasoning yet, but that's next on my list.
I love making my own taco seasoning! Your recipe is absolutely perfect.
Cheese Curd In Paradise
I love a little oregano in taco seasoning, and this combo sound savory and delicious. Tacos are one of my kids favorites and we are always enjoying trying new recipes! Thank you!
Cheese Curd In Paradise
Homemade seasonings are really better than from the store. My family loves Mexican food and I'm sure that your idea will be useful to me.
Homemade is the best and the freshest .. this is a great idea and one I will use very often