Homemade Taco Seasoning

Ditch that high sodium taco seasoning and make some Homemade Taco Seasoning instead! It’s so easy!!

Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe

 

Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe

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Yield: About 3 tbsps

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Homemade Taco Seasoning

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp minced onion
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a small bowl or mini mason jar with lid.
  2. Store in airtight container in cool, dry place.

Notes

  • Add more red pepper flakes for a spicier taco seasoning!
  • I usually double or triple this recipe when making it so that I have it on hand at all times!
  • For taco meat to put on a taco or salad, I would usually use about 1 1/2 Tbsp per pound of meat. I would also add in about 1/3 cup water and 1 Tbsp cornstarch. If it’s ground turkey I would use less water (doesn’t seem to soak it up as well).

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35 comments on “Homemade Taco Seasoning”

  1. Melissa-in-NJ

    WOW, this is a great idea — these taco packets run over a dollar per by me, so that was making me crabby. What is the reconstituting recipe, though? How much water, if any, do you use? How much powder per pound of beef? Also, I like the tomato-y aspect of the sauce, have you experimented with tomato powder? I have had trouble finding it, and I think ordering it over the internet would undo the money savings. How much tomato sauce would you add, if you did? Thanks.

    • Hi Melissa, great questions!!
      If I’m just make taco meat to put on a taco or salad, I would usually use about 1 1/2 Tbsp per pound of meat. I would also add in about 1/3 cup water and 1 Tbsp cornstarch. If it’s ground turkey I would use less water (doesn’t seem to soak it up as well).
      I’ve never seen tomato powder!? You could add in a tablespoon (maybe more, maybe less) of tomato paste to get that tomato flavor? It’s more constituted than sauce, and won’t make your meat liquid-y. You can freeze your remaining paste in ice cube trays.
      Hope this helps!!!

      • Lisa

        I think the tomato powder she is referring to is actually tomato bouillon. You can find it with the other bouillon usually. If but there than on the international aisle with the Mexican food stuff.

  2. I buy the big taco seasoning from costco but I want to try this when I run out. I love the idea of having a month of not spending anything extra. I will sugest this to my husband.

  3. Such a great idea to make your own! I make my own pumpkin pie spice but never savory seasonings. Pinned

  4. I love making my own seasoning mix – the way you’ve displayed it on the slate is super fabulous! No spend February sounds like a great idea and a great example for the kids 🙂

  5. C L

    I am definitely going to make this. The MSG in a lot of seasoning packets is bad news for my husband so homemade sounds really good. Will let you know how it turns out. 🙂

  6. Yay for homemade taco seasoning!! 🙂 I am totally going to be trying this the next time we have tacos! 🙂

  7. I just love homemade seasonings 🙂 will be keeping this mixture handy!

  8. We try to limit our spending as much as possible pretty much year round. Making your own seasoning mixes is a great idea. I can’t wait to try your version of taco seasoning!

  9. Anonymous

    Great idea! I can’t wait to try this and add this to a gift basket, thank you for sharing. I see a lot of comments about how this may save them money. I understand that, but the REAL value is that I will actually know what I will be flavoring my family’s meat with. There seems to be a lot of non-natural things in those taco seasoning packets-yuck. You have some great recipes! Thank you!!

  10. Becky

    Was going to make chicken tacos, didn’t realize that we were out of packets…thus great time to try home made. Tastes just like the packets! Thanks!

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  13. Beth

    I make my own taco seasoning all the time. Buy quality spices and you’ll never go back to the salt-laden packaged stuff anymore!

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