Do you love cooking with taco seasoning? You can easily make your own with this easy homemade taco seasoning recipe.
You’ve heard me say this many times. We eat a lot of Mexican food! Taco Tuesday? We take that very seriously in this house. The refried beans are cooked ahead and ready to go before the evening.
That’s a lot of Mexican food and I only mentioned a few of my standard recipes. Get this though, I don’t use store bought taco seasoning packets. Like, ever.
I take out each spice individually but with this much cooking, I realized I should just have a premade mix handy. It’s just like when pumpkin season rolls around. I need my pumpkin pie spice mix ready to go for all my baking projects!
Here’s why I opted for a DIY taco seasoning instead of the store packets.
First, I already had all the spices in the house. This allowed me to put my extra bottles in the pantry and have just one bottle of taco seasoning in the spice cabinet. Why crowd that precious kitchen cabinet space?
Second, trust me on the math. It’s cheaper!
Lastly, homemade taco seasoning doesn’t come with maltodextrin, ethoxyquin, silicon dioxide or some unknown referred to as “natural flavor”. Does this sound like stuff you need in your food? I didn’t think so.
Ingredients in Taco Seasoning
The ingredients for taco seasoning are chili powder, garlic and onion powders, oregano, cumin, paprika and cayenne if you want it spicy.
Store-bought taco seasoning also may contain salt. I did not include it in the taco seasoning recipe because it’s easier to gauge how much total salt you need depending on what you are cooking.
This way nothing gets over-salted by accident.
A typical package of taco seasoning usually contains about two tablespoons of seasoning. To make it easy for you, this recipe makes about the equivalent of one packet minus the salt.
You can scale it up according to your needs. (So if you make burrito bowls as often as I do, you will want to scale up the taco seasoning recipe by about 15 times or more!)
I first shared this homemade taco seasoning recipe on Food Fanatic so be sure to visit it there along with my other recipes.
- 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Oregano
- 1 ½ teaspoons Ground Cumin
- ½ teaspoon Paprika
- Add all the ingredients to a small bowl.
- Whisk together until well blended. If spices are clumping, put all the ingredients through a small sifter.
- Transfer the mixture to an airtight container. Label and store in a cool dry place.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 7Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
This nutrition information is only an approximate provided for convenience and as a courtesy only. Information comes from Nutritionix, an automated nutrition calculator.