Just 7 simple ingredients are blended together to create the best homemade taco seasoning. You will never buy packaged taco seasoning again.
I love making my own spice blends. When I make them at home I can get them to taste exactly the way I want. I experimented for a while before I nailed down the perfect taco seasoning, but now that I have, we use it all the time.
Most of the blends I buy in the store are either bland or overpowering, not to mention most of them are extremely high in salt.
This blend contains salt, but at a far lower amount than even most of the low sodium varieties of taco seasoning. If salt is an issue for you, feel free to leave it out completely. The other flavours in this taco seasoning are so good that you probably won’t even notice that it’s missing.
When I first started making this I’d make enough for one meal and that was it. Now I make a jar at a time. The recipe I’ve given below will make almost one cup of seasoning, about 10 tablespoons, to be exact. This is enough for several meals.
Honestly, we use this seasoning for more than just tacos. It is also one of our favourites for seasoning chicken wings or legs. You could also use it in your chilli, soups or stews.
I use onion flakes in this recipe, but if you don’t have any you can use an equal amount of onion powder without any issue. If you want this seasoning spicier, feel free to add some cayenne pepper or chilli flakes. The nice thing about making it yourself is that you get to decide how spicy it is. Just experiment and have fun.
HOW TO MAKE THE BEST HOMEMADE TACO SEASONING
- Add all the ingredients to a small bowl.
- Mix well
- Transfer to an airtight container or jar
That’s it! It really is that simple. Once you start making your own seasoning blends, you will never want to buy them from a store again. Not only do they taste better, but in the long run they are far less expensive as well.
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The Best Homemade Taco Seasoning
- 3 Tbsp Chili powder
- 2 Tbsp Ground cumin
- 2 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 Tbsp Garlic powder
- 1 Tbsp Oregano
- 1 Tbsp Onion flakes
- 1.5 tsp Kosher salt
- Blend all ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Store in an airtight container.