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Taco Seasoning

Making homemade taco seasoning is easy! It’s time to ditch the packet and make your own. Keep it on hand or give it away as gifts to friends.

Do you ever get everything out to make tacos and then realize ACK! I don’t have taco seasoning to season the meat! Well guess what, I’m here to help you with that problem today. Just follow this quick recipe for making your own homemade taco seasoning so that you can always have it on hand.

When it comes to spice cabinets, a well stocked one is your key to flavorful food. And spice blends make seasoning your food even easier because all of the flavor is in one handy jar so you don’t have to measure out each individual spice.

Sure, you can buy Taco Seasoning but it’s so easy to DIY it! And even better, you can adjust it to your specific tastes.

What do you need to make DIY Taco Seasoning?

Overhead photo of taco seasoning ingredients
  • CHILI POWDER: This is the spice that I use the most of in taco seasoning. It adds smoky pepper flavor without adding too much heat.
  • CUMIN: Adds depth to dishes. It adds a warm, slightly bittersweet, citrusy flavor.
  • GRANULATED GARLIC/GARLIC POWDER: Either will work in this recipe. Do not substitute garlic salt.
  • ONION POWDER
  • PAPRIKA: Adds smokiness and color.
  • SALT
  • OREGANO: Since this is a seasoning blend that you’ll keep on hand, use dried oregano instead of fresh.

HOW DO YOU MAKE TACO SEASONING:

It’s easy as combining all of the seasonings together in a bowl and whisk. You can store in an air tight container in the cabinet.

You can use this Homemade Taco Seasoning anywhere that you would use a packet. Whether you’re making tacos on Tuesday, seasoning crispy taco chickpeas, or making a seven layer dip for your next BBQ or Potluck, you’re going to love having this DIY Taco Seasoning on hand.

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Because there is no moisture in this, the seasoning blend won’t go “bad”. It’ll just lose potency the longer that it is stored. I’d use it within a few months.

Want to make more of your own seasoning blends? Try these:

Homemade Steak Seasoning

All Purpose Seasoning

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix from Gimme Some Oven

Taco Seasoning

Deseree
Homemade taco seasoning is so easy to make! Get ready to ditch the packet and always have this on hand!
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Condiments
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 24 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons Chili Powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

Instructions
 

  • Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Store in air tight container

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcalCarbohydrates: 4gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1232mgPotassium: 129mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1276IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 28mgIron: 2mg
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Keywords: seasoning blend, taco seasoning

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Des

Hey! I'm Des!

Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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