Say hello to the best homemade taco seasoning recipe! It is made with everyday ingredients; chili powder, paprika, oregano, cumin, salt, garlic and onion powder. it is quick, easy and definitely better than store bought.
I was making chicken quesadilla the other day and I found out I didn’t have any more taco seasoning mix in my pantry. I am a very lazy driver and I am not the first to handle the wheels for a quick grocery shopping. Since I mostly make my quesadilla with taco seasoning, I quickly made another batch that would last me another month. Taco seasoning mix is not only great in quesadillas and taco meat alone, you can use them on these recipes: chicken, chillies, soups, ground beef, rice dishes, weeknight tacos. In my opinion, your burrito and tacos are not complete without this DIY seasoning mix.
Honestly, after you learn how to make this easy homemade taco seasoning, you will never go back to shop bought. Not only is it quick, you will be surprised the ingredients are what you already have in your pantry to make this taco seasoning recipe. It is inexpensive and you can know exactly what you are consuming. No fillers, additives or any other artificial ingredients. Nothing in this homemade taco seasoning recipe that you can’t pronounce. It is gluten free too
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
For this recipe, you would need the following ingredients to make your own taco seasoning mix in less than 5 minutes. You will forget that taco seasoning packet after today
Paprika: smoked paprika or the sweet one. I used smoked paprika for more intense flavour
Chilli powder: for good measure of heat, I would use this according to preference especially if you would be adding black pepper to the mix
Crushed peppers optional
Cornflour, this is also optional, and I didn’t use it this time.
How To Make Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning
Add all the spice ingredients to a small bowl and mix to combine. Transfer into a dry spice jar or airtight container. You will need about 2 tablespoons (about 30g equivalent of 1 seasoning pack) of the mix for 1 pound (about 450g) of ground beef
How to Store It
Homemade taco seasoning mix can last up to 6 months. You should be aware of the expiry dates of the different spices used so as to judge how long to keep it for.
- Customise taco mix to suit your taste, especially on how much chilli pepper you add
- Since it is very easy to make, make a small batch at a time, that way you are always guaranteed fresh spice mix
- Keep away from direct sunlight, Label it and add a date if you wish.
If you love making a DIY homemade spice mix then you should try this Italian seasoning recipe
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Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe
- spice jar
- 2 tablespoons Chilli powder
- 1 tablespoon Cumin powder
- 1 tablespoon Paprika
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- Crushed peppers optional
- Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix to combine. Transfer into a dry spice jar or airtight container. Store for up to 6 months
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