Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix - a recipe for making your own homemade mix for seasoning tacos, burritos, and more. Very convenient to have on hand.
In my last post for the Spanish Rice and Chicken Soup, I mentioned that I use my own homemade taco seasoning. Well, I had so many people ask for the recipe in the comments and through email that I decided I'd just go ahead and post it. I needed to make up some to replenish my supply anyway :-)
I think this mix contains just about the same spices as most of those packets you can pick up at the grocery store. The difference is that I can pronounce all the ingredients in my mix. Now, I'm not saying that you shouldn't use a purchased mix - I do use them occasionally and they're very good. But I do know that there are people who have sensitivities to some of the preservatives and anti-caking agents that pre-mixed seasonings might contain. Plus, it's just more economical. True, the purchase of the several jars of spices costs more up front, but they're pretty common things that you'll use in daily cooking. If you do a lot of Mexican or southwestern style cooking, you'll find that having this homemade taco seasoning mix on hand is very convenient.
Be sure to also check the links at the bottom of this post. I found lots of other homemade seasoning mixes for you online! I haven't tried all of them so I can't vouch for each one, but they sure do look interesting! I'll be adding several of those to my pantry soon.
How to Make Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
I love all the colors of the spices in the mix! Aren't they pretty?
You can mix it all up in a jar, a plastic storage container...whatever you have that can be tightly sealed. I usually just measure it through a funnel straight into my jar. Simply mix it all together thoroughly and store it tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
When making tacos or burritos, I normally use about two tablespoons of seasoning mix per pound of ground beef. You might want to add a little less at first and adjust according to your taste.
More Interesting Accompaniments on Never Enough Thyme:
- Jezebel Sauce
- Marinated Feta with Roasted Lemon and Dill
- Refrigerator Pickled Peppers
- Oven Roasted Tomatoes in Oil
- Southwest Compound Butter
- Classic Homemade Mayonnaise
- How to Make Your Own Butter
Homemade Seasoning Mixes from Other Bloggers:
- Homemade Ranch Seasoning Mix from Gimme Some Oven
- Southern Spice Blend from Eclectic Recipes
- Homemade Italian Seasoning Mix from bell'alimento
- Cajun Spice Mix from Tide and Thyme
- Homemade Curry Powder from Veggie Belly
- Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning from Simply Scratch
- Herbes de Provence from The Spruce Eats
- Homemade Five Spice Powder from Foodie with Family
Like This Recipe? Pin It!
Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
- 2 tblsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. paprika
- 1 tblsp. ground cumin
- 2 tsp. kosher salt
- 2 tsp. ground black pepper
- Mix together thoroughly. Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry place.
Nutrition information is calculated by software based on the ingredients in each recipe. It is an estimate only and is provided for informational purposes. You should consult your health care provider or a registered dietitian if precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.
Lana Stuart is the cook and occasional traveler here at Never Enough Thyme. Lana has been cooking since she was tall enough to reach the stove and started this blog in 2009 to share her delicious home cooking recipes. You'll find about 700 recipes here so there's sure to be something your family will like!
More About Lana →