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Taco Seasoning


Posted by on August 16, 2017 / 17 Comments

Homemade taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. Did you know store bought packets may contain dairy, cornstarch, preservatives and sugar? Watch the quick taco seasoning video at the end to see how easy it is to make! 

This homemade taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. Did you know store bought packets may contain dairy, cornstarch, preservatives and sugar? Ditch the nasties and make taco seasoning at home!

Years ago when I started reading the labels on the back of food products I remember being shocked the vast majority of the time. Especially on items that were seemingly so simple. You’d never assume there was anything except what you thought should be inside. Oh, but there was. Case in point: taco seasoning.

If you flip a store bought packet of taco seasoning over and read the backside you’ll find unnecessary ingredients ranging from whey (dairy) to cornstarch, potato starch, caramel color, natural colors, sugar and various preservatives. Yep, that’s what’s in that little old packet. A heck of a lot of filler.

The good news is incredibly easy to make your own taco seasoning at home and once you do, you’ll never need to buy those overly priced packets again.

This homemade taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. Did you know store bought packets may contain dairy, cornstarch, preservatives and sugar? Ditch the nasties and make taco seasoning at home!

This homemade taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. Did you know store bought packets may contain dairy, cornstarch, preservatives and sugar? Ditch the nasties and make taco seasoning at home!

Homemade taco seasoning allows you to not only tweak the flavor profile to your preference, but it’s of course naturally gluten-free, grain-free and paleo. That’s because the only ingredients included in this taco seasoning recipe is what you’d expect to find – spices!

As a SoCal girl I love my Mexican food and from the recipes on this website you’ve probably gathered I’m quite the connoisseur. In fact, this taco seasoning mix is the same one that I’ve used on my Taco Stuffed Zucchini Boats and Taco Soup recipes. But it’s such a staple in my spice drawer that I felt it deserved it’s own recipe page.

This homemade taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. Did you know store bought packets may contain dairy, cornstarch, preservatives and sugar? Ditch the nasties and make taco seasoning at home!

This homemade taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. Did you know store bought packets may contain dairy, cornstarch, preservatives and sugar? Ditch the nasties and make taco seasoning at home!

The recipe I’ve listed below equates to approximately 2 tablespoons, which is the perfect amount for one pound of ground beef. But I usually quadruple this recipe and then store in these glass spice jars. If you’ve watched my YouTube videos, you know that these spice jars match my Simply Organic spice jars perfectly. Then, I use an extra fine tip water-based paint pen to write a label. Homemade taco seasoning….super easy.

For another delicious homemade seasoning, check out my brisket dry rub.

Enjoy!

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This homemade taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. Did you know store bought packets may contain dairy, cornstarch, preservatives and sugar? Ditch the nasties and make taco seasoning at home!

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This homemade taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. Did you know store bought packets may contain dairy, cornstarch, preservatives and sugar? Ditch the nasties and make taco seasoning at home!

Taco Seasoning

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 serving

Homemade taco seasoning is super easy, fresh and inexpensive. It's perfect for all your Mexican-inspired recipes. 

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix all the spices together in a bowl. Use immediately or store in an airtight container. 

Recipe Notes

You can easily double, triple or quadruple this recipe to make a larger batch. Then, in the future just use two tablespoons of your taco seasoning mix per one pound of ground beef. 

I don't add onion powder in this mix because I typically add freshly diced onions to ground beef recipes. But feel free to add that spice as well, if you'd like. 

  • Teresa Treiger

    Just mixed a batch and used to coat chicken breast. Yummy! Plan to use the rest to whip up some taco soup.

  • Liz

    Just wondering how spicy this is? Would it be suitable for young children unused to much heat (I usually use Old El Paso).

    • Hi Liz – I don’t think it’s spicy and my niece and nephew (ages 11 and 13) love it on their taco meat. But what you could do is mix up a batch and just use half of it the first time (with one pound of ground beef), to see how they respond. :) x

  • Jillian Jankowski Wade

    I love all these flavors!

  • Maggie Unzueta

    I’m Mexican, and yes, this recipe is spot on.

  • Prasanna Hede

    Lovely flavor combinations! amazing clicks too

  • Beth Kunzler Neels

    i love making my own spice blends! It really is frightening looking at the ingredients in a simple spice blend!! Why? It’s terrible!

    • I know, so crazy what’s in packaged food. But good news is it’s easy to make at home. Enjoy Beth! :) x

  • Calleigh -The Fork Bite

    This is brilliant!! I love creating my own spices blend too and this helps a lot as you can control the ingredients.

  • Michigan Dave

    You might consider adding a wee bit of dutch processed chocolate powder to this recipe. I find it adds depth to this mix. For the amount you have here I’d suggest one quarter of a teaspoon to experiment with. I am looking forward to learning more from your work. Thanks for sharing with ll of us.

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