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Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

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Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning Mix


Have you ever wondered what’s in those little packets of taco seasoning mix you buy at the store? Sure, they’re convenient, especially when you’re trying to get a quick dinner together during the week; but, here’s an inexpensive way to make your own taco seasoning mix and you’ll never even consider those weird little packets with all those ingredients you can’t pronounce, ever again.


This taco seasoning mix is quick and easy to make. Simply gather a few basic spices that you probably already have on hand and you’re ready to go. In fact, it’s so easy, you can even get the kids to make it!


Spices you’ll need:

4 Tbsp or 1/4 cup chili powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp cayenne

1 tsp dried oregano

2 tsp paprika

2 Tbsp ground cumin

4 tsp sea salt

4 tsp ground black pepper


Taco Seasoning Ingredients

Simple Ingredients for making your own taco seasoning mix.

You probably already have everything you need to make your own taco seasoning mix.


Combine Taco Seasoning Spices

Mix the ingredients thoroughly

Simply place all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk to combine well.


Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning Mix

Store in a cool dark place in an airtight glass jar.


This recipe for taco seasoning mix makes approximately 4 ounces, but the recipe can easily be cut in half or even doubled.


How to use your Taco Seasoning Mix:

Brown 1 lb of ground beef in a heavy skillet. Drain; return meat to pan. Sprinkle 1/2 Tbsp flour over the meat and cook over medium heat for a couple of minutes. Add 3 Tbsp taco seasoning mix* and 2/3 cup water. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer about 5 minutes.

*use more or less of the taco seasoning mix, depending on how mild or hot you like your taco meat.


Make tacos using soft flour tortillas or corn taco shells. Add seasoned beef and your choice of shredded lettuce, chopped tomato, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream and green onion. I typically put out bowls of various toppings and let everyone help themselves. A taco bar is a popular meal, whether for a busy weekday dinner or a fun family night treat.


A side of Mexican rice and refried beans make excellent accompaniments!


Mexican Rice and Refried Beans

Mexican Rice and Refried Beans


Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix, 5.0 out of 5 based on 23 ratings
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